aljournal March 28, 2018
Baghdad – Follow-up
The coalition forces are conducting negotiations between the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi forces to return the Peshmerga to the disputed areas and jointly manage them, but the two parties have not reached any agreement in this regard so far, at the time hinted the Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the armed forces, The possibility of cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government to impose security in the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad.
The former coordinator of relations between the Peshmerga and the popular crowd in Kirkuk, Nazem Kahih, said in a press statement that the representatives of the Peshmerga and coalition forces met in Kirkuk during the past few days, indicating that the purpose of the meetings was the return of the Peshmerga forces to Kirkuk and Tuzkhurmato and Khankin, To be shared by the Peshmerga and other Kurdish forces in common points, but the “Peshmerga” demanded power and return to all the region.
It is worth mentioning that the intervention of coalition forces to coordinate between the Peshmerga forces and Iraqi forces comes at a time when the movements of the organization, “Daash” significantly in the disputed areas, while the Iraqi Prime Minister, that there is fear of the collapse of the Iraqi army, The second of the Peshmerga forces, Brig. Gen. Horaman Mohammed, that the call to gather strength and there are large fears of a surprise by this extremist organization.
He said that the Peshmerga and the coalition held a meeting to return the Peshmerga forces to the disputed areas and address the risk of extremist organization, adding that the Iraqi forces do not prove a consistent position in this regard, adding that the coalition believes that the Peshmerga and the Iraqi army do not have the ability to ignore each other and without coordination between them, Kirkuk will not stabilize.
The movements of the “da’ash” and the fears of Iraqi officials of the repeated collapse of the military system by this organization at a time when Baghdad moved Tuesday, a special military force from Baghdad to Kirkuk, and directed the leader of the axis of western Kirkuk to the Peshmerga forces, Kamal Karkuki, The collapse of the defense system of the Peshmerga forces at an hour from what he called “traitors,” and said that the Peshmerga forces will not return unless the situation in Kirkuk is similar to what it was before October 16 last.
The return of life to the “da’ash” and its wide movements to the level at night to attack the disputed areas in the provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala also works to sabotage the security conditions within the cities also, in contrast Abadi pointed to the possibility of cooperation with the Kurdistan Regional Government to impose security in the regions Disputed between Arbil and Baghdad.
The Iraqi constitution dealt with the issue of Article 140 through three stages: the census, normalization of the situation, the holding of a referendum, but Kurdish officials say that the governments that followed the rule of Iraq after 2003 disavowed the application of that article, said Abbadi at a press conference on Wednesday, Meeting with his government ministers, that the security system of one Iraqi, “and the text of the Constitution, the Peshmerga forces are part of that system.
On October 16, Iraqi forces and the popular crowd attacked the oil-rich province of Kirkuk and other disputed territories, including some Christian-populated areas known as the Nineveh Plain, which was protected by Peshmerga forces, and the Asayish Kurdish security.
In the meantime, announced the post in the district of Sinjar, Mahma Khalil, the start of the withdrawal of elements of the PKK from the judiciary after the arrival of the Iraqi army, and explained that the advance of the Iraqi army, arrived in the district of Sinjar west of Mosul, the center of Nineveh, northern Iraq, With the arrival of the army, the elements of the PKK, or the so-called “Bkha”, to withdraw from the district of Sinjar, a few hours ago, noting that withdrawals are still going on so far, pointing out that the Chief of Staff of the Iraqi army, arrived Wednesday, Sinjar district, to find out the security situation and impose the control of the army.
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said in a statement on Friday (March 23rd) that its fighters had moved to Sinjar to protect the Yezidi people from genocide by a “calling” organization and were now withdrawing “to reach that goal.” From Sinjar, last Friday, did not withdraw, announced the Chief Justice of the judiciary, Mahma Khalil in a statement to correspond with us, on Monday, but noted during his speech, that the PKK has a plan to withdraw over the next two days.
In an exclusive statement to the Sputnik correspondent in Iraq, March 19, Lieutenant-Colonel Luqman Klee Ibrahim, an assistant brigade commander of the “Jabal Sinjar” forces in the northern Iraqi province of Zumar, said that the 71st and 15 Iraqi Army troops captured the Iraqi-Syrian border from Sinuni area is 30 km west.
Ibrahim said that about a week ago, an alliance in Mosul, “the center of Nineveh, northern Iraq,” between the two groups, “71, 15,” forces, “the protection of Izidkhan” or what is known as “Yabsha,” a political wing of the PKK, “The military deployment in Sinjar, the two branches of the army, and members of the al-Yabshah forces is the protection force of Isidakhan,” he said.
“There is now a political game. The PKK PKK has not withdrawn from Sinjar. It is just a change from the PKK to the ISDF. There is no withdrawal from the judiciary and the announcement of withdrawal only to the media to avoid a Turkish strike against them. “He said.
On the strength of Yazidi fighters and fighters who were in the PKK and currently in the protection of Isidakhan, Ibrahim said that they numbered 500 because they were paid monthly salaries from the Iraqi Interior Ministry.
The Iraqi government said in a statement on Tuesday that Yildirim said “there is no agreement between the Iraqi and Turkish governments regarding operations in Iraqi territory to hunt PKK elements, and that what happened was an inaccuracy in the transport. We wanted to say that we will not carry out any operations. Without the consent of the Iraqi government and did not mean that we agreed with them, and that Turkey respects the sovereignty of Iraq and will not do any work exceeded it. ”
The statement added that Abadi stressed that “the Iraqi security forces impose their control over the entire territory of Iraq and directed by the Iraqi federal forces when he visited Mosul full control of the border and the prevention of any foreign fighters has got this command and the border is currently controlled by our forces and we reject any violation of Turkey Through our territory. ”
The Iraqi army chief of staff, General Othman al-Ghanmi, inspected the military units in Iraq’s border areas and villages with Syria and Turkey, according to the Iraqi Defense Ministry.
During his tour, the chief of staff briefed the Iraqi border crossings with the two countries, praising the great efforts of the Iraqi forces to impose security and stability on these vast and mountainous areas and prevent the return of armed gangs.
Othman al-Ghanmi stressed the need to take the highest degree of caution and cooperation with the citizens and the people to confront the gangs and prevent infiltration into the villages and areas after the return of normal life, accompanied by him in his inspection tour of his operations and commander of the ground forces and director of military intelligence and a number of officers of the army staff.