On Tuesday, the delegation of the Iraqi parliament's PUK bloc visited the families of the martyrs in Khanaqin.
An informed source told PUKmedia that the delegation visited the families of the Khanaqin martyrs who were martyred a few days ago in villages surrounding the city.
He added that the visit came after a series of meetings in Diyala, Baghdad and Khanaqin to discuss strengthening the security situation in Khanaqin.
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, such as Khanaqin, 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.