Council of Ministers considers Turkish airstrikes on Iraqi territory a dangerous escalation and a violation of Iraq’s sovereignty (1/3)
Khandan – the international coalition forces led by the United States launched 32 new air raid on sites belonging to organize “Daash” terrorist in Syria and Iraq.
The Joint Task Force said in a statement, said coalition aircraft launched nine raids in Syria, including seven near the city of Hasaka and two raids near the city of Aleppo.
The statement said the raids targeted two units Tktikitin and destroyed seven combat positions and mortar and a vehicle belonging to the organization.
In Iraq, coalition aircraft launched 23 air raid near the cities based Hawija and wet and Habbaniyah and drunken, Mosul and Tal Afar and Chenkal.
The statement noted that the raids focused on combat and tactical positions and checkpoints and buildings and heavy weapons and vehicles to the organization.
Khandan – Iraqi security source said the big splits occur in the ranks of the elements of the organization “Daash” terrorist in Anbar.
The source said in remarks reported by the agency (Petra) Jordan that these defections began after the terrorist killing of Faraj Sahi spoils official Anbar where disagreements broke out on the responsibility of taking foggy after his death, killing a number of terrorists.
The source added, that a large number of leaders of the terrorist Daash fled to Fallujah, Hit by the differences that came to kill many members of the terrorist gang.
Security source stated to Alforat News “Saraya al-Jihad handed over the Japanese Bridge, Albu Shijal and al-Talea to the ISF after liberating them from the ISIL terrorists.” /End/
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Revealed the Kurdistan Alliance MP Risan Dler Mustafa, Tuesday, for an emergency meeting of the Parliament of the Kurdistan region early next month to read the draft law amending the presidency of the province second reading, Mukdh presence inside the insistence of the Kurdish parties to bring about change in the presidency of the province.
He said Mustafa’s / scales News /, that “today met some Kurdish groups to discuss their projects to amend the regional constitution and the law of the presidency of the region in particular,” pointing out that “the Kurdish parties determined to amend the constitution of the region in the coming days.”
She said the Kurdistan Alliance MP that “an emergency session of the Parliament of the province will be held early next month to read the draft law amending the presidency of the province a second reading in order to pass quickly,” indicating that “Mabarh by Barzani, a party that represents the point of Ndharhm only and does not represent the opinion of all the Kurds.”
This, “said leader of the Kurdistan Alliance, a pro-Tayeb, Tuesday, it does not solve the crisis but the presidency of the Kurdistan region compatibility and extension of the current head Massoud Barzani for another two years,” .anthy 29/28
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Said the Committee on Foreign Relations parliamentary member Abbas al-Bayati, Tuesday, that the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Iraq would make it a point communication and understanding between Iran and the United States, stressing that Iraq does not need Iranian forces or US will not demand so entertained for fighting al Daash terrorist.
Bayati said L / scales News / “The visit Zarif recent visit to Baghdad have dimensions on all political, security and economic levels and pour in favor of Iraq,” adding that “the most prominent of those reasons is that the lifting of sanctions on Iran will enhance the cooperation of military, economic, technical and make Iraq a point to communicate US and Iran for military cooperation against the terrorist Daash. ”
He said the Committee on Foreign parliamentary relations member that “the visit Zarif constitute a message that Iraq took advantage of the effects of the nuclear deal and he could be part of a regional international cooperation to counter extremism and terrorism”, stressing that “Iraq does not need Iranian forces or the US will not demand so entertained for fighting al Daash terrorist “.
And received the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, in his office on Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mr. Mohammad Javad Zarif and his accompanying delegation, after arriving in Baghdad to discuss developments in the war against terror Daash and bilateral relations between the two countries.
This said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a news conference with Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari, said on Monday that the Iraqi people in the front line of the fight against terrorism and extremism, among he would not allow any group to use religion in its terrorism against Almuslimn.anthy / 29 / d 24
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO declared its “strong solidarity” with Turkey on Tuesday as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member.
Turkey requested the extraordinary meeting to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the actions Turkish authorities are taking in response, including attacks on Kurdish rebels.
“We strongly condemn the terrorist attacks against Turkey, and express our condolences to the Turkish government and the families” of victims killed in recent terrorist actions, NATO ambassadors said in a statement after the meeting.
“Terrorism poses a direct threat to the security of NATO countries and to international stability and prosperity,” the NATO statement said. “It is a global threat that knows no border, nationality or religion_a challenge that the international community must fight and tackle together.”
Article 4 of NATO’s founding treaty empowers member states to seek emergency consultations when they consider their “territorial integrity, political independence or security” to be in jeopardy. This was only the fifth such meeting in NATO’s 66-year history.
In Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkish and U.S. officials were discussing the creation of a safe zone near Turkey’s border with Syria, which would be cleared of IS group presence and turned into a secure area for Syrian refugees to return.
Speaking at a news conference Tuesday before leaving for China, Erdogan also said it was impossible to advance a peace process with the Kurds as attacks on Turkey continue.
Recently, an IS suicide bombing near Turkey’s border with Syria left 32 people dead and an IS attack on Turkish forces killed a soldier. And on Tuesday, Turkey said a soldier was wounded in an attack along the border with Iraq.
After months of reluctance, Turkish warplanes last week started striking militant targets in Syria and agreed to allow the U.S. to launch its own strikes from Turkey’s strategically located Incirlik Air Base.
In a series of cross-border strikes, Turkey has not only targeted the IS group but also Kurdish fighters affiliated with forces battling IS in Syria and Iraq.
The Syrian Kurds are among the most effective ground forces battling IS and have been backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, but Turkey fears a revival of the Kurdish insurgency in pursuit of an independent state.
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, has fought Turkey for autonomy for Kurds in a conflict that has claimed tens of thousands of lives since 1984. The Kurds are an ethnic group with their own language living in a region spanning present-day Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia.
For some NATO members and independent observers, it’s unclear whether Turkey’s No. 1 target is IS or the Kurds, said Ian Kearns, director of the European Leadership Network, a London-based think tank.
What’s more, Turkish leaders “have actually been arguing that the Kurds in Syria are more of a threat to Turkey,” Kearns told The Associated Press.
On Monday, Syria’s main Kurdish militia and an activist group said Turkish troops shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters.
“There is no difference between PKK and Daesh,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters Monday, using an Arabic acronym to refer to the Islamic State group.
“You can’t say that PKK is better because it is fighting Daesh,” Cavusoglu said during a visit to Lisbon, Portugal.
Bassem Mroue in Beirut and Barry Hatton in Lisbon contributed.