Iraqi PM orders probe into corruption allegations over weapons deals
01 Aug 2016

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered an investigation on Monday into allegations of corruption in weapons deals that risk re-igniting a political crisis ahead of planned military moves to retake Mosul from Islamic State.

Infighting over anti-corruption measures, which stalled government activity for several months and sparked clashes between protesters and security forces in Baghdad earlier this year, threatens to slow momentum to recapture Mosul and capitalise on battlefield gains against the ultra-hardline militants.

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