Mountainous force to be formed to defend Kurdish borders
BAGHDAD / IraqiNews.com: National Alliance MP announced today the formation of a special force to defend the Kurdistan mountainous areas, in addition to Kurdish border areas. MP Qassim al-Araji, member of the Parliamentarian Security and Defence Commission, told IraqiNews.com that “this force shall be named the Mountainous Force”. He added that “this force is to come within political agreements between Iraqiya, National Alliance and Kurdish blocs, but if it was not agreed on, and then it shall remain in Baghdad”. On his side, Kurdish MP Mahmoud Othman commented that “this force could be joining the Kurdish border forces, because the borders with Iran extend to 300 km and with Turkey 600 km”.