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Kurdistan

KRG refuses to hand over border gates to Baghdad

By Rudaw 29/9/2017
File photo shows Haji Omaran border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Iran. Photo: Rudaw
File photo shows Haji Omaran border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Iran. Photo: Rudaw
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has refused to hand over its land border gates to the authorities of the Iraqi federal government, a source from the Kurdish government told Rudaw on Friday on condition of anonymity.

The Iraqi government had asked the Kurdish government to hand over its land and air borders as part of a series of measures taken by Baghdad against the Kurdish referendum that was held on Monday and resulted in an overwhelming support for independence with more than 92 percent.

A flight ban on international flights to and from the Kurdistan Region will take effect on Friday but domestics flights as well as military will not be affected, both Iraqi and Kurdish officials have said.

 

Comments

 
Farhad | 29/9/2017
I think it's the right decision
JamKurds | 29/9/2017
To brothers and sisters in Zaxo. Form a human shield around the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing. People near all other border crossings should do the same. Neither Iraq nor Turkey would dare to cross your lines. Don't let the bastards cross. These are now Kurdistan border points.
Gurst | 30/9/2017
I suggest that the KRG to suspend all of its military cooperation with the Iraqi government against ISIS. Let them do the fighting by themselves. Not only that, the KRG should immediately stop the flow of water from Kurdistan to the south. Let those Arabs drink their camels' "pi*s".
Help the Ezidis | 30/9/2017
The Iraqi goverment and the Iraqi Shia dominated parliament are provoking the KRG till a point of no return. They will ever Day declare new orders which are of course unacceptable That will enormous develop a declaration of the KRG that they are no longer a part of Iraq.
American | 3/10/2017
Arrest or expel Arab Shiites fleeing daesh seeking refugee inside Kurdish areas.

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