A delegation from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc visited the Diyala Governorate, on Sunday, to discuss the security situation in and around Khanaqin district of Diyala governorate.
MP Sherko Mirwais of the PUK Bloc in the Iraqi parliamentof told PUKmedia that a delegation from the PUK bloc in the Iraqi parliament in the city of Baqubah, Diyala Governorate, met today with the Governor of Diyala and the Command of Military Operations in Diyala and the Khanaqin administration and police.
He added that the meeting comes to discuss the security situation in and around Khanaqin, recent events and developments, and to solve security problems.
He stressed that all efforts will be activated to prevent the occurrence of terrorist attacks and the martyrdom of the people of the city and restore security and stability to it.
Khanaqin has been witnessing security deterioration recently, as remnants of ISIS attack citizens and burn farmers agricultural lands.
Activities of remnants of ISIS terrorists is still present in Iraq despite announcing victory in 2017, especially in the areas disputed between KRG and the Iraqi government, as they exploit the security gap present in those areas.
Officials from the Kurdistan Region, along with civilians in the disputed areas, have long called for the return of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces to their areas to fill the security gaps. However, so far, there has been no solid attempt from Baghdad to address the problem.
It is noteworthy that the disputed areas, located north of Iraq, are areas defined by Article 140 of Iraqi constitution as being Arabized during the rule of former dictatorial Iraqi Ba'ath regime.
Edited by H.H.