After the attack in Kirkuk, the region calls on the international coalition to stay in Iraq

After the attack in Kirkuk, the region calls on the international coalition to stay in Iraq

05/01/2021 11:02:06

After the attack in Kirkuk the region calls on the international coalition to stay in IraqThe President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Masrour Barzani, called on Saturday the international coalition to stay in Iraq, against the backdrop of the attack by ISIS elements in Kirkuk last night, which killed seven Peshmerga associates.

Barzani said in a statement that the Euphrates News Agency received a copy of today, “It is with great regret that a group of heroes of the Peshmerga forces were martyred last night and others were wounded after ISIS terrorists launched terrorist attacks on the heroes’ Peshmerga sites in the Bardi-Altun Bridge. Ourselves first and the families of the martyrs, we ask God Almighty to bless our wounded with a speedy recovery.

He explained, “We have always emphasized that ISIS continues to pose a real threat and danger in many areas of Iraq, especially in the Kurdish regions outside the administration of the regional government, taking advantage of the security vacuum in the administrative borders of these areas, and therefore we reiterate the importance of activating joint security cooperation between The Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces are there. ”

He stressed, “Here we see that it is important for the international coalition to continue training and assisting the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army. We also stress the need for it to remain in Iraq to confront ISIS and end the continuing terrorist threats to the Kurdistan region and Iraq in general.”

Last night, during the dawn period, ISIS members launched an attack on the bridge axis in Al-Debs district in Kirkuk governorate.

Peshmerga forces clashed with the terrorist elements in an attempt to repel the attack, “noting that” the attack resulted in the death of 7 Peshmerga members, and the wounding of two others. ”

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