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PM Abadi: Corruption as Dangerous as Terrorism

By John Lee. On a recent visit to the holy city of Karbala,┬áPrime Minister Haider Al-Abadi described the existence of "ghost" soldiers as a crime on two fronts - the theft of public money and the breach in security which led to the murders of innocent people. He described the efforts of the Ministry of […]

Army 'had 50,000 Ghost Troops' on Payroll

By John Lee. An investigation into corruption in the Iraqi army has revealed 50,000 false names on its payroll. Known in the military as "ghost soldiers", they either did not exist or no longer reported for duty, but their salaries were still being paid, according to a report from BBC News. It is thought that […]