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Iraq

Mosul council votes against Hashd al-Shaabi participation in city's liberation

By Rudaw 29/2/2016
 Hashd al-Shaabi militants. Rudaw photo.
Hashd al-Shaabi militants. Rudaw photo.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A vast majority of members of the Mosul Provincial Council voiced their opposition to having the Shiite militia-majority Hashd al-Shaabi group participating in the battle for Mosul on Monday in a meeting held in the Assyrian town of Alqosh northern Mosul.

"The council session consisted of 31 members in the town of Alqosh, 22 voted against the participation of Hashd al-Shaabi," Ghazwan Daoudi, a member of the Nineveh Provincial Council from Kurdish Shabak minority, told Rudaw.

The decree was issued, Daudi explained, because "Mosul residents, including Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen, Christians and Yezidis do not want Hashd al-Shaabi to take part as it might cause sectarian conflict in the region."

He urged the government and counter-ISIS coalition to "arm forces fighting ISIS in Mosul."

He also explained that members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan bloc, a member of the Supreme Islamic Council, a Shiite Turkmen group and some others in the council did not vote against it.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on January 29 that the Hashd al-Shaabi, as well as Peshmerga forces, will take part in the battle for Mosul alongside government forces.

Baghdad has begun preparations to launch an operation against ISIS in Mosul by sending large reinforcements to Makhmour in coordination with the Kurdistan Region and the United States-led coalition.

Comments

 
Rebaz | 29/2/2016
Without these american weapons this shia militia got no heart for a fight they'll run faster than iraki army lol even with those weapons they still struggle to defeat Isis.
Muraz Adzhoev | 29/2/2016
22 members voted against the participation. And what about other 9 members of the Council, did they vote for? If this member, Ghazwan Daoudi is a Kurd, then why does he separate Kurdish residents, indicating that there are Kurds and "Yezidis" (Ezidis) in Mosul. Are not they all Kurds acting and voting together and unanimously as a one single national Kurdish group of Council members? Does he consider himself as a Kurd (Shabaki-Kurd) or just as a Shabak? Residents should be mentioned either according to national or/and religious (if necessary) identities - Kurds, including..., Arabs, including..., and Turkmen, including...

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