KRG PM meets with Peshmerga, interior ministers to discuss ISIS threat


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SULAIMANI — Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani met with Peshmerga Minister Shorsh Ismael and Minister of Interior Rebar Ahmed on Sunday (January 23) to discuss the threat of recent Islamic State (ISIS) activity, official media reported.

The high officials spoke on concerns over recent ISIS attacks in Iraq and Syria and insisted on the importance of strengthening the lines of defense and procedures to protect the Kurdistan Region from the threat of ISIS.

The announcement from the KRG Department of Media Information noted the necessity of continuous contact between security in the Kurdistan Region, the Iraqi Federal Government and the Coalition against ISIS.

There has been a resurgence of ISIS activity in both Syria and Iraq over the past month. One of the most-deadly attacks on Iraqi forces in months occurred early on Friday morning when 11 soldiers were killed in an attack on a barracks in Diyala.

In an ongoing situation in Hasaka, Syria, ISIS sleeper cells coordinated three explosions in connection with a mass prison break attempt. Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) continue to battle escaped militants and insurgents in the vicinity of the prison.

(NRT Digital Media)