Baghdad «Quds Al-Arabi»: revealed especially in the Iraqi Interior Ministry’s «Al Quds Al Arabi» Sources for urgent orders ruled the withdrawal of the rapid reaction brigade (federal police) from Tikrit, the capital of Salahuddin province, to Baghdad.
A senior officer in the Iraqi Interior Ministry, who requested anonymity, said that «factions of the popular crowd forces took positions were occupied by the rapid reaction in the northern city of Tikrit area and the area around the city of Baiji in Salahuddin province forces early last week».
He noted that the withdrawal orders are all included «of the band formations rapid reaction except Fuji commandos will be withdrawn later this week.»
The source explained that the First Brigade Task Force’s rapid reaction may «took up positions in Baghdad International Airport midweek».
He guessed that this military action was based on «fears of the repercussions of political conflicts between powerful political blocs», according to the recipe.
He pointed out the officer in the Interior Ministry to «that the factions of the popular crowd before the arrival of the rapid reaction squad are fully in control of the security file of the airport and protect it with a staff of security companies».He revealed that he had visited Baghdad International Airport and met with «the leaders in the popular crowd expressed its displeasure to the presence of the First Brigade quick response at the airport», but those leaders refrained from «the reasons» according to the same source.
On the other hand, he said, the source said that «the Second Brigade of the band REACT has been published in the cities and nearby areas southeast of the capital within the region known as the Baghdad belt on a special mission within the military plan to ensure full security belt forces belonging to the ministries of defense and interior» .
According to the source, this plan «approved by the General Commander of the Armed Forces, Prime Minister Iraqi leaders and put them in coordination with US military officers working for the Iraqi Ministry of Defense». Second Brigade stationed a quick response in the «near the city of Madain Aldjaarh area, also maintains military checkpoints and roadblocks along the vital road linking the city to the center of the capital».