Iraqi Imams Urge People to Revolt against ISIL


The clergymen and the Imams of Haditha mosques in Iraq have urged the citizens to rebel against the so-called Israeli State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) terrorists, media reports said.

Iraq’s religious figures issued a statement on Saturday in which they urged Iraqi people to confront sectarianism in the crisis-hit country, Iraqi News reported.

The statement came after the terrorist group killed scores of people in three explosions in Kirkuk province.

The crisis in Iraq escalated after the ISIL militants took control of Mosul in a lightning advance on June 10, which was followed by the fall of Tikrit, located 140 kilometers (87 miles) Northwest of the capital, Baghdad.

Soldiers of the Iraqi army and Pishmarga have been engaged in heavy fighting with the militants on different fronts and have so far been able to push them back in several areas.