Iraqi security forces on Saturday (14/06/2014) reportedly has been prepared to strike back against the militant Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is berfiliasi with al Qaeda north of Baghdad.
“Reinforcements from the federal police and the national army had arrived overnight,” said a military official in charge of Samarra, as reported by Channel News Asia.
“Bala all assistance intended for mempekuat troops arrived in the area north of the city, including in the area of Dur and Tirkit, two cities that have been occupied by militants,” the official said.
He also said it is currently awaiting orders to attack. The combined force of police and army itself came shortly after Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki traveled to Samarra to discuss the current situation in the region.
Maliki himself had given full authority over the Armed Forces by the parliament in order to clean up the terrorists who act in their territory.
“Parliament has given full command of the Prime Minister. He was given the freedom to use all its military resources to combat the militants, “said the Iraqi Prime Minister’s office.