Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, head of the Iraqi National Alliance, stressed that the battle to liberate Mosul witnessed intensive preparations not seen in any previous battle, indicating that field commanders are keen to keep the safety of civilians\' lives and decreasing the number of victims to the minimum, knowing that in Mosul lives more than one million citizens, pointing out that the battle is going according to plan and contain tactics that surprised all the armed forces involved in the battle including Iraqi army and police and anti-terrorism task force , popular mobilization forces , tribal forces and Peshmerga.

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This took place at the press conference which gathered his eminence with the President of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Mr. Ali Akbar Velayati Thursday, 20/10/2016.

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His eminence indicated that the next meeting of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq for Islamic awakening will be held with the participation of Islamic scholars and iconic figures of the Islamic world in the capital Baghdad, emphasizing that facing terrorism requires political, social and economic tactics between the peoples of the Islamic nation to defend Islam that was wrongfully presented by terrorism, as well as stressing the importance of military efforts, noting that these events are very important to educate people about the reality of Islam and the position of the nation\'s scholars towards terrorism, stressing that the conference’s message the will be a message to supporting the Iraqi people in encountering terrorism, noting that the world today joins hands with the Iraqi people, the government of Iraq and the Iraqi armed forces in the fight against the terrorism, praising the role of Mr. Velayati in founding the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening and the support received by Imam Khamenei (may God protect him) and the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

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For his part, Mr. Velayati presented an introduction on the International Islamic Awakening Conference, noting that the ninth session that will be hosted in Baghdad was will be held by the invitation of Sayyid Ammar al-Hakim, that coincides with the launch of the Mosul Offensive and is expressing the Muslim world support to Iraq\'s government and people in the face of extremist ideology, indicating that the attendees are nation\'s scholars from different denominations and will discuss the problematic of terrorism and ways to encounter extremist ideology and inform the world about the seriousness of thought and reject it, expressing the support of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the fight against terrorism as well as its readiness to provide all kinds of humanitarian aid and relief, noting that the prevailing trend nowadays in countering terrorism is part of the Islamic awakening .