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Salim al-Jabouri Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament during a press conference in Ramadi on Sunday

Salim al-Jabouri Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament during a press conference in Ramadi on Sunday

Salim al-Jabouri Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament during a press conference in Ramadi on Sunday

Ramadi, Baghdad- Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament, Salim al-Jabouri, said that political and social disputes in Anbar are the main reason behind the spread of terrorism and extremists from ISIS, which caused the displacement of citizens from the region.

Al-Jabouri called wise people to activate their social and humanitarian role in order to end these disputes and open a new page based on cooperation, harmony and fight against terrorism.

He described the city of Ramadi after being freed from ISIS, saying that it was massively destructed. In a press conference held in Ramadi with Governor of Anbar Suhaib al- Rawi, Al-Jabouri called the international community to contribute to efforts to restore stability, reconstruction and infrastructure in the city.

He also confirmed that military operations still exist in some areas, yet the government should work on restoring stability in the city. He told the citizens during a press conference that he received some reassurances for the people especially after the official parties were able to deliver water to all areas in Ramadi city.

In addition, Suhaib al-Rawi stressed that the reconstruction of Anbar requires international efforts to help the displaced people return. He spoke of a special fund in coordination with governmental authorities in order to hold an international conference for reconstructing affected areas freed from ISIS.

Al-Rawi explained that he informed the Speaker of the Parliament about many problems the city is facing. He also told him about the water project in Ramadi, which has been achieved lately, and announced that the city will be equipped with electricity generators and health centers will be rehabilitated.

In a common matter, Anbar Provincial Council revealed on Saturday a mass escape of ISIS militants from west Anbar toward the Syrian territories.

Eid Ammash, a spokesman for the Provincial Council, told Asharq Al-Awsat that ISIS militants escaped from Anbar to Syria after the major collapse in the terrorist group and the great losses they have suffered.

Ammash explained that ISIS lost the base, which was used as a major fund source and support for them during their military operations. He added that Iraqi forces secured Syrian-Iraqi borders and cut the supply that was coming from Syria.

On the other hand, Director of the Sunni Endowment, Abdullatif Al-Hamaim, announced that Ramadi city will be ready to welcome its citizens on the 10th of April 2016. He called engineering departments to rebuild the Great Mosque of Ramadi after it was bombed by ISIS.

In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, al-Hamaim said that the work on removing the improvised explosive devices, demining and cleaning neighborhoods and streets of Ramadi city is so fast, as 80 percent of the areas has already been cleaned to receive displaced citizens in the coming month.