Losses from the war against Islamic State have cost Iraq $100 billion, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Saturday. However, Iraq had achieved success in liberating the land, maintaining the country’s unity and standing up to threats, he added. This comes as Iraqi forces launched an operation on Saturday to retake the last ISIS-held towns in Iraq. War against ISIS will cost $100 billion: Iraq PM
War against ISIS will cost $100 billion: Iraq PM
The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) occupation of Iraqi territories and the fight against the militants has cost Baghdad more than $100 billion, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday, according to AFP.
War against ISIS will cost $100 billion
“The damage caused by the IS occupation of Iraqi cities already amounts to more than $100 billion,.” Al-Abadi said during a visit to Karbala, adding that these losses are with regard to the economy and infrastructure. The statement comes as Iraqi forces have reportedly begun an operation to liberate the town. Rawa, the last remaining militant stronghold in the country, Reuters reported on Saturday.