Interview with Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi 'The Liberation of Tikrit Is Very Encouraging'

In a SPIEGEL interview, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi discusses his disappointment over delayed American support in Baghdad's battle against the Islamic State and why it remains so difficult to prevail over the terrorist organization.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (center) visits Tikrit on Wednesday a day after he declared victory in the weeks-long battle to retake the city from the Islamic State.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi (center) visits Tikrit on Wednesday a day after he declared victory in the weeks-long battle to retake the city from the Islamic State.

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