samedi 17 octobre 2015

Une milice chiite menace de chasser les peshmerga de Kirkouk

Shi’ite Militia Group Threatens to Drive Peshmerga Out of Kirkuk
Group expresses full support for Baghdad to take control of northern province


Basnews  |  Herman Khalid
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14.10.2015  17:27

KIRKUK – The Iraqi Shi’ite militia Popular Mobilization Forces or Hashd al-Shaabi, has threatened to drive Kurds out of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

According to Iraqi news agencies, the Shi’ite militia group expressed full support to the Iraqi central government in any attempt to take back control of Kirkuk province from the Kurds.

The group is planning to capitalise on current internal disputes between Kurdish political parties to increase its influence in the oil-rich province where Kurds are the main security presence.

“Hashd al-Shaabi will soon free Kirkuk from Kurdish occupation, and they will face justice,” a Shi’ite-linked group recently posted on Facebook.
It called the Kurds “Appointees of Israel”.

The Shi’ite militias have been attempting to enter Kirkuk and increase their presence in northern Iraq, but have faced resistance from Kurdish authorities in the area.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have had full control of Kirkuk since mid-2014 when Islamic State militants surged into northern Iraq and the Iraqi army deserted.
Source : http://www.basnews.com/en/news/2015/10/14/shiite-militia-group-threatens-to-drive-peshmerga-out-of-kirkuk/

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