Kurdistan Parliament to discusses disputed areas

18/5/2020 10:32:00
     Kurdistan Parliament to discusses disputed areas

A number of members of the Kurdistan Parliament called for holding a special session to discuss the deteriorating security conditions in the disputed areas.


Othman Karim Swara, deputy chairman of the Peshmerga Committee in the Kurdistan Parliament, said during a special statement to PUKmedia on Monday: "We asked a number of members of the Parliament of Kurdistan from the Peshmerga and the disputed areas committees to hold a special session of the Kurdistan Parliament.


"We want the session to be related to the deteriorating security conditions in the disputed areas, especially the operations of burning Kurdish farmers' crops by terrorist groups," he added.


"There is a great security gap in the disputed areas and terrorist groups exploit that gap to carry out their terrorist operations and target innocent citizens, especially the villages and Kurdish areas."


He explained that the Parliament and the Kurdistan Regional Government must have a position on these terrorist attacks, and work must be done with the federal government to fill these security gaps.


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.

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