In a meeting on Friday, the Iraqi president and the head of the Popular Mobilization Forces organization stressed the importance of strengthening security and stability in the country.

Iran PressMiddle East: On Friday night, a statement from the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (Al-Hashd al-Shabi) organization read: "Falih al-Fayadh, the head of the Hashd al-Shaabi organization, met with Iraqi President Barham Saleh to discuss the latest security, political and economic developments in Iraq.

According to the statement, the two sides stressed the importance of cooperation to increase security and stability.

In 2017, after three years of fighting, Iraq declared victory over the ISIS terrorist group, but the terrorist scattered elements and cells are still active in some areas of Diyala, Kirkuk, Ninawa, Salah al-Din, Al-Anbar and Baghdad provinces.

Iraqi security forces are operating to completely clear these areas of terrorist elements. 219