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Kurdistan

Peshmerga temporarily close roads to Mosul as tensions escalate

By Rudaw 12/10/2017
 Rudaw file photo of Peshmerga forces on Khazir front.
Rudaw file photo of Peshmerga forces on Khazir front.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Peshmerga forces temporarily closed the main roads connecting Erbil and Duhok to Mosul upon order to prevent any possibility of attacks on the Kurdistan Region.

Arif Taefoor, commander of the Peshmerga forces on the Khazer front, confirmed to Rudaw that they had closed the roads in order to prevent an attack on the Kurdistan Region.
 
“There are two roads connecting the Kurdistan Region to Mosul, one from Erbil and the other from Duhok. Both have been closed. We are waiting orders from our superiors to open them again,” Taefoor explained.

The roads were closed for just a few hours before being reopened “and the situation returned to normal after a few hours,” a senior Kurdish military official told AFP. 
 
On Wednesday, the Kurdistan Region Security Council announced that Iraqi and Hashd al-Shaabi forces southwest of Kirkuk and north of Mosul were preparing for a major attack on the Kurdistan Region.
 
The threat is a dramatic escalation of tensions between Kurdistan and Iraq after the September 25 independence vote.  

Last updated at 12:35 pm


Comments

 
Publish Me Fam | 12/10/2017
There were no tensions in the first place, you made them up
Daron Karaki | 12/10/2017
let them come
Masque du Furet | 12/10/2017
" We are waiting orders from our superiors to open them again," Who are Peshmerga superiors? Who are KRG superiors? Who are Iraq superiors? Is god -if any- interested in road closing/opening?

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