Iraqi PM: Armies Have no Chance Against Islamic State If it Keeps Recruiting Foreigners

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi told a German magazine that armies in the region around Iraq had no chance of defeating Islamic State if the militants continued to recruit ideologically indoctrinated foreign fighters. In an interview with Der Spiegel published on Saturday, Abadi said that around 57 percent of Islamic State fighters were Iraqis but they did not cause any problems as they simply ran away when Iraqi troops entered towns. Abadi said Germany could play a key role in supporting the fight against Islamic State as it had weapons that Iraq requires, particularly anti-explosive devices.