The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi, assigned the first team, Abdul Wahab Al-Saadi, to head the Counter-Terrorism Service.
Al-Kazimi said in a televised speech: “We decided to return the hero brother, Lieutenant General Abdel-Wahab Al-Saadi, and to promote him to the position of head of the anti-terrorist agency.”
He added, “The government will be transparent as we promised, and it will not be a government of dark rooms, and in every decision we make to serve the public interest.”
Iraqis considered Al-Kazemi’s victory a victory for them and Al-Saadi, who was known to be one of the pillars of the victory over ISIS.
At the end of last September, former Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi referred the first team, Abdul Wahab al-Saadi, from the counter-terrorism operations command to the Ministry of Defense.
Al-Saadi said then, that he “prefers imprisonment to be punished in this way.”
The decision to transfer Al-Saadi caused great anger in the Iraqi street and on social media.