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Iraq

Peshmerga wary of Hashd al-Shaabi build-up south of Kirkuk

By Rudaw 19/2/2017
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About 75 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk, Peshmerga commanders report a build-up of Hashd al-Shaabi forces that is worrying to the Kurdish forces. 

 

Noting that there is not a large ISIS presence in the area to justify the Shiite Hashd al-Shaabi numbers, "We believe that they have come here to fight the Peshmerga when ISIS is gone," said Colonel Sirwan Muhammed, Peshmerga commander in the area.

 

Some 1,200 Kurds have joined the Hashd al-Shaabi forces in the area. They do not believe they will be asked to fight the Peshmerga, saying they, in the Hashd, are not the enemy of Kurds.


Comments

 
Golden | 19/2/2017
Dear Kurds. Please do not rush to Turkey once the Shia iraqi govt and Iran finally attacks you for spreading uncontrollably across northern Iraq. We've had enough of you people bad mouthing us then running scrounging like beggers for help.
vlog | 19/2/2017
it's probably nothing, I mean they say they're not our enemy so let's not take any precautions or worry, in fact let's invite them to some kebabs and have a nice time

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