ERBIL — The threats challenging Iraq may not be brawn to a close by even the final defeat of Islamic State (IS) due to a prolonged complicated situation in the country, said Iraqi Vice President Ayad Alawi.
The issues pertaining to millions of internally displaced persons (IDP), hundreds of towns and districts ravaged by war as well as the political disputes between Erbil and Baghdad, are, according to Allawi, the new challenges to be faced by Iraqi government.
The official said on his official Facebook account that a possible national reconciliation could prevent the country from falling into further issues by the defeat of IS.
After the liberation of Tel Afar (some 65 kilometres west of Mosul) from the grip of IS in August, the extremist group is now in control of only one strategic town which is Hawija in southwestern Kirkuk province.
Baghdad has vowed to declare complete victory over IS in the near future as its armed forces are now moving onto Hawija.