– 12/13/2017 8:11:00 AM .
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the Peshmerga forces were part of the Iraqi armed forces and fought alongside Iraqi forces in the liberation of Mosul.
“The Peshmerga are part of our forces and they have lived it like all the fighters,” Abbadi said in a speech on the sidelines of the Paris climate conference on Tuesday.
“The Peshmerga fought alongside the Iraqi army and the rest of our forces in the liberation of Mosul,” Ebadi said.
“There are those who want to distinguish between the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army through the referendum and fighting the army, but we said that the Peshmerga is part of the Iraqis and should cooperate with them.”