Egypt voices support for Mosul’s liberation from IS
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 17
Egypt supported the operation to liberate Iraq’s Mosul from “Islamic State” (IS, aka ISIS, ISIL) terrorist group, wished success and victory in the operation, RIA Novosti reported citing a statement from Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid, Oct. 17.
Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, remains as a main stronghold of the IS.
Iraqi army and its allies, including people’s volunteer corps, have been preparing for an offensive recently. On Monday night, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the start of military operation to liberate Mosul.
“Egypt expresses complete solidarity with the government and people of Iraq in connection with the start of operations to liberate Mosul from Daesh terrorist group, and wishes success and victory in the operation,” the statement says.
Ahmed Abu Zeid added that IS, as well as other terrorist groups sympathizing and supporting it, can’t find a shelter against the will of those striving for peace and stability in the world.