PM Fires Senior Staff

By John Lee.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (pictured) has reportedly dismissed his cabinet secretary and his aides on Wednesday.

Mohammed Khalaf Ahmed was said to be a close associate of Abadi’s predecessor, Nouri al-Maliki.

Reuters cites an official in his media office as saying that the move was as part al-Abadi's push to cut "unnecessary government jobs."

On Tuesday, the Iraqi parliament unanimously approved the prime minister’s wide-ranging package of reforms aimed at tackling bureaucracy and corruption.

(Sources: Reuters, Sputnik)

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