Barzani: the popular crowd took advantage of these conditions and move south west of Sinjar and Tal Afar without coordination


 

Barzani: the popular crowd took advantage of these conditions and move south west of Sinjar and Tal Afar without coordination
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Twilight News / The President of Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, said the crowd took advantage of the popular preoccupation with the Iraqi army in its war against Daesh Mosul, and the commitment of the Peshmerga forces of the military agreement of the tripartite agreement between Erbil and Baghdad and Washington and move towards the south west of Sinjar and Tal Afar.

This came during a meeting on Monday in the resort of Salahuddin, General Joseph Votal commander of the Central Command of US forces and his accompanying delegation, composed of General Townsend General Command of the international coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, the commander, and a number of officials and advisors in the US Army and the US embassy in Baghdad, according to a statement issued for the presidency of the region on Tuesday.

The statement said that during the meeting, the Central Command of US forces commander to inform President Barzani, the content of the letter sent by US Secretary of Defense, which he stressed the support of the United States of America for the Peshmerga forces.

The statement revealed that the Defense Minister presented in his thanks and appreciation to President Barzani and the Peshmerga forces of the victories achieved by these forces in the war against terrorists Daesh, and cooperation and coordination with the Iraqi army.

In the context of his Central Command, the commander of US forces confirmed that achieving victories in the battle of Mosul have been impossible without the role of the Peshmerga forces and President Barzani and the sacrifices made by these forces.

 The commander pointed out that there are many challenges facing all the parties involved in the war against terrorism, which requires greater coordination and cooperation with the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces.

For his part, Barzani said that the Kurdistan Region demanded that there should be a military, political and administrative plan before starting the process of liberalization of Mosul because the region was expected to occur a lot of problems but unfortunately is not working under political and administrative management plan for the province of Nineveh in the post Daesh.

On the situation in western Mosul and south of Sinjar, President Barzani pointed out that the moves that have been observed in the recent period, if they serve the war against terrorists Daesh there is no any problem around, but if there are there are attempts to implement other agendas other than the war against terrorism, this would lead to the emergence of many problems will be the cause of the loss of all the gains and victories achieved in the war against terrorism, and affirmed its sovereignty that penetrate Kurdistan borders and impose other wills on the inhabitants of these areas by any force that is unacceptable and can not be accepted .

On military agreements, President Barzani stressed the full approval of coordination and cooperation between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army and commitment, and noted its sovereignty that all the parties commitment to the tripartite agreement between the Territory and the United States and the Iraqi government was a prerequisite for the implementation of the battle to liberate Mosul.

President Barzani explained that the agreement was provided for the formation of a joint force between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army to purge south of Sinjar, west of Tal Afar of terrorists, but the Iraqi army go about the battle of Mosul, and its part of the Peshmerga forces committed to this agreement and did not act alone, prompting the popular crowd that take advantage of these circumstances and begin his movements alone in these areas without any coordination with any party, and this is what led to the creation of these complex conditions, and what is witnessed in this region confirms that anxiety and fear expressed by the Kurdistan region about the lack of political and administrative prior agreement was in his place.

Both Mohammed Haj Mahmoud Secretary-General of the Social Democratic Party of Kurdistan and Sheikh Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa member of the General Command of the protection forces of the region and a number of military and political officials in the Kurdistan Region attended the meeting.

 

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