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President Nechirvan Barzani says ISIS' Iraq operations threat to Kurdistan, world

Peshmerga forces foiled ISIS attack
President of the Kurdistan Region and Commander-in-Chief of the Peshmerga Forces Nechirvan Barzani participates in the graduation ceremony of the the Military Academy in Zakho, on November 12, 2019. (Kurdistan Region Presidency)
2019-12-05

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SULAIMANI — Kurdistan Region’s President Nechirvan Barzani said on Thursday that Islamic State (ISIS) still poses a threat to the security of the Region, Iraq, and the world.

President Barzani said in a statement that the recent ISIS attacks in Kirkuk and Garmian, including one on a Peshmerga unit had proved that the militant group had not been entirely defeated.

“We reiterate once again that ISIS is still a threat to the peace and security of Kurdistan, Iraq, the [Middle East] region, and the world,” said Barzani, who is also Commander-in-Chief of the Peshmerga Forces.

He also called on the US-led Coalition forces to continue their fight against the militant group.

ISIS militants attacked the Peshmerga’s Third Brigade in Kulajo town in the Garmian administration on Wednesday night. Three members of the Peshmerga were killed and two others were wounded.

Following the attack, the Ministry of Peshmerga called on the Coalition forces fighting ISIS militants to increase their support and assistance to the Peshmerga.  

The village was the site of a deadly attack last week in which three Asayish were killed, including a commander.

(NRT Digital Media)