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Q&A: Jawad Bolani, member of the Parliament Security and Defense Committee

Iraq's former interior minister discusses the structure of the country's military and top security issues facing the new government.
Jawad Bolani in Baghdad in January 2023. (LIZZIE PORTER/Iraq Oil Report)

BAGHDAD - Jawad Bolani is a former interior minister who currently serves as an independent MP representing Diwaniya province, sitting on the Parliament Security and Defense Committee.

In a wide-ranging interview with Iraq Oil Report, Bolani gave an assessment of the structure of Iraq's security forces, the relationship between the federal government and the Kurdistan region, and the ongoing threat posed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group.

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