Kurdish military official: We have orders to fire on the Iraqi army if approached
Kurdish military official: We have orders to fire on the Iraqi army if approached our
Posted 29/07/2012 01:33 PM
Arbil – “squares of liberation”
Said Brigadier Mohammad Rustam, Deputy Commander, Major General Eighth Infantry of the Ministry of Peshmerga that they have orders to shoot if any progress of the army, blaming the leadership of the Iraqi army the responsibility of any serious implications you get as a result of this progress.
Brigadier-General Mohammed Rustom told the “Middle East” that «the task Border Protection is the responsibility of border guards, it is true that the Kurdish part of Iraq, but may not be a military force of the Iraqi army to advance to the border, particularly to the disputed areas, because we are afraid that turning the Iraqi army to Jalawla other and the expulsion of the population of them, and therefore assure the well the other that we have orders to shoot if any progress of the army, and we hold the leadership of the Iraqi army the responsibility of any serious implications you get a result of this progress, we Peshmerga did not move forward towards that region, but the Iraqi army is made and is trying to assert control over the region ».
For his part, a spokesman for the Kurdistan Alliance supporter Ok, told «Middle East», that «now required procedures for calm by everyone, because what was done by government forces without coordination with the leadership of the Kurdistan region is contrary to the Constitution which expressly provides coordination» He pointed out that «the border between Iraq and Syria is 650 km, while the area being secured now is 25 kilometers and is located under the control of the Peshmerga since 2003 and is safe, what about the rest of the border areas».
He pointed out that «the timing of the move is not appropriate because we live in light of a political crisis raging, and invoked the Syrian situation and its implications does not mean that we relinquish the civil peace in the country ». And on the claim the protection of the border, said good that «the terrorists infiltrate the security forces at any time and that Izzat al-Duri lays off and jerking off between Baghdad and Diyala and other areas, so the first is to hold them rather than pick a side battles with the political partners, because that would accentuate the problems do not solved ».