Al-Kadhimi calls for enhancing cooperation between Peshmerga, Iraqi forces.

Kurdistan 05:47 PM - 2021-12-08

The Minister of Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Region, Shoresh Ismail, and the Iraqi Minister of Defense and Minister of Interior in the Kurdistan Region, accompanied by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, on Wednesday visited the (Gwer-Makhmur) battle zone and the village of Lahiban.

During a meeting with commanders of the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army, the Iraqi Prime Minister stressed the need to "further enhance cooperation between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces."

In his visit to the village of Lahiban and its people, the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army, the Iraqi Prime Minister said, "the blood of Iraqis (Kurds, Arabs, Turkmens and all other components) is precious," noting that "our heroic forces from the army, the Peshmerga and other forces will destroy the terrorists."

For his part, Minister of Peshmerga, Shorsh Ismail, said, "Al-Kadhimi assured us that two joint brigades between the army and the Peshmerga will be established, and assigned the chief of staff of the Iraqi army and prominent military leaders, to accelerate steps in this regard with the Peshmerga forces."

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi, arrived in the Makhmur district to review the security situation.

The delegation accompanying Al-Kadhimi consists of the Minister of Defense, the Chief of Staff of the Army, the Deputy Commander of Joint Operations, the Head of the Counter-Terrorism Service, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior for Intelligence Affairs, and several security leaders.

Al-Kadhimi's visit to Makhmur comes after the terrorist attack that targeted innocent citizens in the village of Khadhrjija, which resulted in the death of several innocent citizens.

Iraq has announced a military victory over ISIS in 2017 after 3 years of battle with the terrorists. However, remnants of the group continue to impose threats, especially in areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. 


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