Iraqi PM Trims Cabinet As Predecessor Blamed For ISIS Rise
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced more government reforms, just as a panel blamed his predecessor for losing the city of Mosul to ISIS.By Eugene Daniels | August 16, 2015
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi cut 11 members from his 33-person cabinet Sunday. The move is part of a broader attempt to clean out and unite the troubled country's government. (Video via ABC)
Just last week, al-Abadi announced he was cutting three vice presidential positions and setting up a committee to investigate corruption. Parliament has already given those reforms the OK.
The changes were announced after weeks of anti-government protests that put intense pressure on the prime minister. (Video via BBC News)