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Iraqi Kurdistan authorities are building up a Peshmerga group in Kirkuk

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Vice-President of Iraqi Kurdistan Kosrat Rasul ordered to send to the province of Kirkuk 6 additional thousands of members of the Kurdish militia Peshmerga, Rudaw reported.


There are threats from the Iraqi army, which has deployed troops near Kirkuk, presumably to attack Kirkuk. But I do not believe that they can easily do it.
- declared Rasool.

According to the channel, tens of thousands of militia and security forces have already been deployed in the region.

Iraqi Kurdistan authorities are building up a Peshmerga group in Kirkuk


The Vice President also called on the international community to “intervene” in the crisis in order to prevent a war between the Iraqi army and the Kurdish forces.

On Wednesday, the Iraqi Kurdistan Security Council blamed Baghdad for preparing a major military operation to regain control of the province of Kirkuk. Also, according to his data, the Iraqi army is planning to deploy troops to the territory north of the city of Mosul, which, like Kirkuk, is controlled by Kurdish armed forces peshmerga.

On Thursday, the head of the Iraqi government, Haider Al-Abadi, denied the statements of the Kurdish authorities and said that Iraq would not use its army against the population of Kurdish autonomy. At the same time, the Prime Minister stressed that the duty of the authorities is to preserve the integrity of the state, establish federal power and control oil revenues.

Kirkuk Province is not officially part of Iraqi Kurdistan, but is actually partially controlled by the Kurdish Peshmerga. On the eve of the independence referendum, the Kurds increased the concentration of their militia in Kirkuk. In turn, Baghdad dismissed the governor of Kirkuk and decided to send troops to the province passes RIA News.
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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 13 October 2017 12: 20
    +2
    Well, not so simple.

    Peshmerga deputy minister Sarbest Lazgin said during a meeting about the recent military mobilization of the Iraqi army in northern Mosul and near the disputed Kurdish regions south of Kirkuk.
    Lazgin called on the US to take immediate action to prevent any unwanted confrontation.
    At the meeting, the US ambassador assured the Kurdish authorities that Washington would continue to monitor and resolve the situation. He also urged Baghdad not to provoke further tension.
    Earlier Wednesday, the Kurdistan Security Council reported that the Iraqi army, Shiite militia "Hashd al-Shaabi" and federal police forces are preparing to conduct a "major attack" at the Peshmerga position in southern Kirkuk and north of Mosul.
    The confrontation almost started on Thursday between Peshmerga and Hashd al-Shaabi in the Tuz-Hurmatu area. It was prevented after warnings of the KRG and as a result of warning flights of international coalition aircraft, constantly plying over the line of a possible collision.



  2. Partyzan
    Partyzan 13 October 2017 12: 21
    +6
    Kirkuk Province is not officially part of Iraqi Kurdistan, but is actually partially controlled by the Kurdish Peshmerga. On the eve of the independence referendum, the Kurds increased the concentration of their militia in Kirkuk. In turn, Baghdad dismissed the governor of Kirkuk and decided to send troops to the province passes
    well - now the Kurds will start to deal with the Iraqis, and the barmaleys will take up Syria, their mattresses hi
  3. Vard
    Vard 13 October 2017 12: 32
    +1
    Until the Kurds create their own state ... and it has actually already been created ... there is a shaking of borders, so to speak, there will always be a temptation to return everything as it was ... but the gin is emptied out of the bottle and it cannot be driven back ...
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 October 2017 12: 36
    +2
    Specialists in this region warn that a new outbreak of conflict with the Kurds is not ruled out. Chaos will continue even in the absence of ISIS. And to whom is it profitable in this region? Only to Americans.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 13 October 2017 12: 45
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Specialists in this region warn that a new outbreak of conflict with the Kurds is not ruled out. Chaos will continue even in the absence of ISIS. And to whom is it profitable in this region? Only to Americans.

      Captain, please explain to me why Belarusians, Kyrgyz and Tajiks have the right to their own state, and the Kurds do not.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 13 October 2017 12: 49
        +1
        Aron, did I write that the Kurds do not have the right to their own state (with 40 million all over the world)?
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 13 October 2017 13: 21
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          Quote: rotmistr60
          Aron, did I write that the Kurds do not have the right to their own state (with 40 million all over the world)?

          Then why did the Kurdish struggle for independence, which has been going on since the beginning of the 20 century, prove to be beneficial only to the USA?
          1. 72jora72
            72jora72 13 October 2017 14: 02
            +2
            Then why did the Kurdish struggle for independence, which has been going on since the beginning of the 20 century, prove to be beneficial only to the USA?
            Not only the United States but also to you .....
            1. Aaron Zawi
              Aaron Zawi 13 October 2017 15: 26
              +1
              Quote: 72jora72
              Then why did the Kurdish struggle for independence, which has been going on since the beginning of the 20 century, prove to be beneficial only to the USA?
              Not only the United States but also to you .....

              Do Kurds need their independence only for the USA and Israel?
  5. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 13 October 2017 13: 52
    +4
    In 2014, ISIS captured Kirkuk. The government army fled. In the same year, the Kurds of Kirkuk were recaptured from ISIS. It’s like their military trophy. The province has a lot of oil. Now that ISIS is defeated, the Shiites want Kirkuk back. But they are unlikely to receive ...
    1. kyznets
      kyznets 14 October 2017 02: 35
      +1
      Of course, "What is taken with the battle is holy!" . They took it, but you also need to hold it, or give it more expensive, more profitable. The Syrians will be able to fight back - well done, but it is better to agree with the Kurds. Kurdistan will be. It should be. And neighbors are better off having less contentious issues and resentment among themselves. Especially in such a region and at such a time. You need to negotiate in order to get another ally, and not another enemy.
  6. Normal ok
    Normal ok 13 October 2017 14: 58
    +2
    Kurds - well done!
  7. vearey
    vearey 13 October 2017 18: 04
    0
    Vice President of Iraqi Kurdistan Kosrat Rasul
    Krrrasota, how that sounds. In the struggle you will gain your right.
    1. Shahno
      Shahno 13 October 2017 18: 34
      0
      Kurds are not just great. They are the second who remembered where they came from.
      1. Woldemar
        Woldemar 14 October 2017 22: 06
        0
        where did they come from