mercredi 20 mai 2015

Irak : les Arabes sunnites de Mossoul aspirent à l'autonomie

Iraqi Sunnis Demand an Autonomous Region in Mosul
People of Mosul want to decide their own future, Mosul governor says

Basnews  |  Diyar Aziz
18.05.2015  16:31


As an alternative to independence for Iraqi Sunnis, the Governor of Mosul has suggested autonomy for Nineveh Province.

Mosul Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi recently visited Washington to discuss the current political and security situation with US officials. In a press conference on his return to Erbil on May 17th, al-Nujaifi revealed that he discussed the possibility of a Nineveh autonomous region in the future.

“The people of Nineveh Province want to have control of their administration.”

He added, “Sunnis are being trained for the operation to liberate Mosul without arms, although Turkey is now assisting us in this matter.”

However, the Mosul governor is currently opposed to the proposal and revealed that the demands for autonomy are a plan for the future.

Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, has been under the control of Islamic State (IS) militants since June 2014.

The Peshmerga, Iraqi army and Sunni tribal forces, in cooperation with the international coalition airstrikes, are expected to conduct an operation to liberate Mosul in the near future.
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