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Iraqi government objects US airstrikes, arming peshmerga without permission

Iraqi government objects US airstrikes, arming peshmerga without permission

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The office of the Commanding General of the Iraqi Armed Forces announced that “The Iraqi Government did not give permission for any military plane to violate the Iraqi space,” in a sign to the US airstrikes targeting the shelters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant near Erbil and Mosul.

A statement by the office received by IraqiNews.com cited “During the last few days, we noticed violation of some military air-jets for Iraqi space and handing over of military equipment without permission of the Iraqi Government,” which is a sign for providing the Kurdish peshmerga with western weapons.

The statement added “We welcome the supportive stances of the international community for Iraq in its war against terrorism but we assert the necessity of respecting the sovereignty of Iraq.” /End/

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