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Baghdad, Erbil delegations to meet on troops deployment at disputed regions: Official

The secretary-general of the Ministry of Peshmerga, Jabbar Yawar


Erbil (IraqiNews.com) A new meeting will be held between two military delegations from Baghdad and Erbil, a kurdish official declared.

“The two military delegations, who had met in Mosul, made proposals on deploying federal troops at the disputed regions and border crossings,” Jabar al-Yawar, secretary general of the Ministry of Peshmerga.

“The last meeting lasted for more than three hours and came up to understanding by the two sides on some issues. However, there was disputes on other issues,” he added.

“After the meeting, the two delegations went back to discuss the proposals, before setting a new appointment for meeting,” Yawar said.

Hadi al-Ameri, secretary-general of Badr Organization, ruled out on Friday possibilities that Iraqi federal troops attack the kurdish Peshmerga at the disputed regions in Nineveh and Kirkuk.

A meeting was held on Thursday between two delegations without reaching an outcome, a source told Alghad Press. The kurdish delegation was angry during the meeting, according to the source, without giving further details.

Iraqi troops have been on high alerts in west of Mosul, after Erbil was declared to have stepped back from an agreement between with Baghdad.

This came after Kurdistan Regional Government had proposed joint Iraqi-Kurdish deployment at Khabur strategic border crossing between the region and Turkey, with participation of observers from the U.S.-led Coalition.

Since Kurdistan held its independence referendum on September 25, Baghdad had declared intentions to retake areas disputed on with Erbil.


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