Baghdad Spokesman of the Al-Fatah Alliance Ahmed al-Asadi said that the popular mobilization is part of the Iraqi security establishment and the spread of its units and movements is ordered by the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and under the supervision of joint operations.
Al-Asadi told a news conference on the circumstances of the sinking of the ferry in Mosul that "there are voices and calls launched today is an echo of what happened five years ago to impede the functions of the popular mobilization forces and to perform its duty and task in the fight against terrorism and liberate the land after the launch of the fatwa." Confirming "The popular mobilization is part of the Iraqi security establishment and the spread of its units is ordered by the commander-in-chief of the armed forces and under the supervision and follow-up joint operations."
Al-Asadi added, "We demand the completion of investigations, which was ordered by the Prime Minister to hold accountable and criminalize those responsible for the incident, in addition to compensating the families of the victims," adding that "the security establishment and the popular mobilization today are facing important tasks and should be ready to defend Iraq from any threat or terrorist threat."
Source: National Iraqi News Agency