Iraqi Kurdistan’s vice president brings 3,000 more fighters to Kirkuk

DEBKAfile’s sources report that the KRG’s vice president, Kosrat Rasoul, arrived Monday afternoon in Kirkuk at the head of 3,000 Peshmerga fighters as reinforcements for defending the city against  the Iraqi-Iran offensive. A renowned general, Rasoul declared on arrival that the Kurdish army would never allow pro-Iranian Shiite militias to take the oil town.

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7 thoughts on “Iraqi Kurdistan’s vice president brings 3,000 more fighters to Kirkuk

  • Oct 16, 2017 @ 20:18 at 20:18

    They must be grateful to Israel to encourage to get them into this mess. Barazani should have tried to make a deal with Iraq to achieve self rule in a federal state instead of following Netanyahu. Where are Netanyahu and Israel now?

    • Oct 18, 2017 @ 15:08 at 15:08

      Kurds are greatful for Israel and others supporting their cause furthermore, Kurdish internal issues has nothing to do with Israel however, shame on Arab countries demanding statehood for 2 million Palestinian and denied 50 million Kurdish statehood.
      Kurds now stronger than 4 days ago and knows who their real friends are, who they can trust and depend on.

      Kas nali Kurd mordowa Kurd zondowa, zondowa Kat nanawy alakaman.

  • Oct 17, 2017 @ 8:31 at 8:31

    Where was the Iraqi troops when the Kuds held strong hold the city for three years. Now Iraq call on the recently tagged terrosist IRGC for help. Only time will tell. I stand with KURDISTAN

  • Oct 18, 2017 @ 14:49 at 14:49

    Kurds should retake the area which Talabani’s so called Peshmarga withdrew/pullback from them. Shame on them for letting the Kurds down.


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