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Entry of IMIS in Kirkuk ‘very dangerous’ – PIK

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Entry of Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) in the disputed areas and Kurdistan Region is very dangerous, Yusuf al-Sayegh, an Islamic Party of Kurdistan (PIK) official, said on Friday.
In a statement, al-Saegh said that his party does not endorse this move. 
The withdrawal of Peshmerga forces from Kirkuk and handing over the city to the Iraqi forces has come as a surprise to all, he noted.
He also pointed out that this forced many residents of Kirkuk to leave their houses.  
Dialogue is the best solution. By resorting to it, we can restore rights to all parties and ethnicities, he added. 
Earlier on Friday, it was reported that fierce clashes erupted between Kurdish and Iraqi troops north of Kirkuk city.
Twelve Iran-allied IMIS terrorists have been killed in the clashes in Alton Kupri. Alton Kupri is the last area in Kirkuk Governorate still held by Kurdish Peshmerga forces, according to the BBC. 
However, the Iraqi army's media department, the War Media Cell, said it had taken control of Alton Kupri, though this has not been confirmed.
The town lies on the northern edge of Kirkuk Governorate, about (50 km) south of the Kurdish capital, Erbil.

Last Modified: Friday، 20 October 2017 05:29 PM
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