Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, chairman of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, praised the victories achieved by the Iraqis against a ISIS groups most recently in Fallujah and the northern Salahuddin province, stressing that the popular forces has a prominent role in these victories, noting that the popular forces became a remarkable strike force as they are assembled on basis of religious beliefs and most importantly responding to the religious authority call to defend the homeland. 

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This came during his eminence’s visit to the headquarters of Saraya Ashura and meeting with a group of fighters Wednesday, 22/06/2016.

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His Eminence called on to invest the popular forces and their tremendous energies, explaining that Iraqis are alone fighting against ISIS in the battlefield, without the help of anyone and proved their competence, indicating that ISIS is a political project that had ended up, and betting on them is a lost bet.