Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has claimed that his country will be eradicated of ISIS elements in as soon as only three months.
“Conditions indicate that Iraq needs three months to eliminate Daesh (ISIS),” Abadi told state TV on Tuesday.
This contradicts US Lieutenant General Stephen Townsend claim made on Monday that it will take at least two years.
Asked about the assertion, the Iraqi premier said, “The Americans were very pessimistic. They used to talk about a really long period, but the remarkable successes achieved by our brave and heroic fighters reduced that. I foresee that in Iraq it will take three months.”