Peshmerga: Baghdad did not give us 48 hours to get out of Kirkuk

Peshmerga: Baghdad did not give us 48 hours to get out of Kirkuk

2017/10/13 18:27

Peshmerga - Baghdad did not give us 48 hours to get out of KirkukBaghdad today – follow-up

The Peshmerga leadership denied on Friday reports that the Iraqi government had given the Peshmerga forces 48 hours to leave the city of Kirkuk.

“There is no such official thing,” Peshmerga spokesman Brigadier General Jabari Yawar told Russian news agency Sputnik in response to a question on whether the Iraqi government had given the Peshmerga forces 48 hours to leave Kirkuk.

“I imagine that this may have happened between a senior official and a local commander, but at the level of the high command of the federal forces, according to the statements of the commander-in-chief of the federal forces today, several times, and also the command of joint operations there was no such official request and everyone was talking That we will not use any military forces to threaten any areas in the Kurdistan region, especially Kirkuk, and we have no intention of it. ”

The Russian news agency Sputnik reported earlier that the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, Prime Minister Haider Abadi, had stopped the Iraqi forces from entering Kirkuk for 48 hours .

The adviser of the Security Council of the Kurdistan Region pleased Barzani has called on Friday, the international community, especially Washington to intervene to resolve the problems between Baghdad and Erbil, noting that the international community’s support for a “sectarian government” in Baghdad against the democratic referendum is “surprising”.

The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Nechirvan Barzani had called earlier on Friday, the supreme religious authority, Ali al-Sistani and Iraqi and international forces to intervene to prevent a new war in the region.

The Joint Operations Command denied on Friday the launch of any “military operation” south of Kirkuk, while calling on everyone to be careful and careful and take news from their official sources.

On Friday, media outlets reported the launch of military operations by Iraqi army forces and the popular crowd south of Kirkuk,

In the same context, the Kurdistan Security Council, the Iraqi army, and the popular mobilization forces, “military mobilization” near the city of Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmato, among the crowd forces began to move.

In the same context, a security source said in an interview with (Baghdad today), on Friday, that the Iraqi forces broke the barriers put by the Peshmerga around Kirkuk and were stationed in the villages of Taza and Bashir after the Kurdish forces to remove the flags from them .

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