January 6th local time, the Iraqi army held a military parade to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the army.
Iraqi Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mustafa Qadimi attended the ceremony with other government officials, diplomatic missions and army commanders.
The Iraqi army was founded in 1921, when Iraq was still under British rule, and resistance to colonial rule broke out everywhere.
Faisal I finally reached an agreement with Britain to establish an independent Iraqi government and army.
Iraqi Prime Minister Qadimi reviewed the history of the Iraqi army, paid tribute to the sacrifices made by Iraqi soldiers, and expressed his continued support for the armed forces in protecting the land, the people, sovereignty and national unity.
Iraqi President Baham Saleh said that the full cooperation between the Iraqi army and the people everywhere has won the victory against terrorism, and Iraq’s security and stability will be the resolute goal of the Iraqi army.