Peshmerga announces agreement with the Iraqi defense to establish 4 security coordination centers, one of them in Kirkuk

security 7/20/2020 17:36 79    

Baghdad today – follow up

Secretary General of the Peshmerga Ministry – Jabbar Yawar revealed the most important thing agreed upon in the last meeting held in Baghdad last week and gathered a delegation from his ministry with representatives from the Iraqi Ministry of Defense. 

Yawer said in a televised interview followed by (Baghdad Today) that “it was agreed to establish 4 joint coordination centers in the constitutional Article 140 areas for the disputed areas in Diyala, Kirkuk, Makhmour and Mosul.” 

He added, “There is a discussion about the mechanism of these centers and whether there will be joint operations and joint lines.”

He pointed out that we had a successful experience before the ISIS invasion of Mosul through joint coordination centers in Diyala, Kirkuk and Mosul, we had controls, patrols, joint security work and joint operations, and we were able to fully control these areas and no terrorist attacks occurred for many years, especially after the withdrawal of American forces. 2011 “.

He concluded by saying, “Currently, we want to restore the same mechanism of work because ISIS terrorists have nests in these areas, and they threaten people, install ambushes and mines and take royalties.”

On Saturday, Deputy Chief of Peshmerga Staff, Major General Qarman Kamal, denied that there was an agreement with the Ministry of Defense to redeploy the Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk and the disputed areas.

“The recent visit of a delegation from the Peshmerga Ministry to Baghdad was positive and achieved good results, and we exchanged views on the danger of ISIS in the disputed spokesman,” Karman Kamal said in an interview with (Baghdad Today).

Kamal added, “The Peshmerga provide official reports to Baghdad continuously regarding the movements of ISIS, and we agreed on more cooperation and coordination, and we believe that the presence of this security and military cooperation will achieve a mutual benefit.”

The Peshmerga Deputy Chief of Staff denied, ”

Last Thursday, the official spokesman for the joint operations, Major General Tahsin al-Khafaji, revealed a meeting held with the Peshmerga forces, which is the first of its kind to start a new security coordination and fill security gaps in various regions of the country.

Al-Khafaji said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “an important meeting was held today, for the Supreme Committee for Coordination between the Center and the Region regarding the areas where there are no combat and security forces.”

And that “the meeting was attended by a high-level delegation, from the Peshmerga Ministry headed by the Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga, General Jabbar Al-Yawar, Secretary-General of the Peshmerga Ministry, and a number of Peshmerga officers, discussed under the guidance of the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Mustafa Al-Kazemi with the joint operations delegation, which was attended by the Deputy Joint Operations Team Abdul Amir al-Shammari, the commander of the ground forces, Major General Qassim al-Muhammadawi, in addition to senior officers and the spokesperson for joint operations, coordinating security sectors and filling security gaps in the country’s regions. ”

He explained that “the meeting is the first of its kind to coordinate between joint operations and peshmerga, fill the gaps and open centers for joint coordination in several places and regions and combat the ISIS terrorist organization.”

He stressed that “the meeting ended with an agreement to hold a series of other high-level meetings, in order to start a new and practical relationship for the distribution of security sectors through coordination between the center and the region, filling security voids, pursuing ISIS elements and preventing infiltration, and agreeing to open joint centers between peshmerga officers and the rest Security forces to unify visions to pursue the remnants of terrorism. ”


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