Abadi Fires over 300 Army Officers

By John Lee.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (pictured) has "[sent] more than 300 officers in the ministry of Defense into retirement. This comes within a plan to reorganize the hierarchy of the Iraqi Army and make it more active and efficient to confront the dangers that face Iraq and to protect its national security. "

No details were given on the identities of the officers, or on why they were removed from the army.

(Source: Office of the Prime Minister)

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