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Baghdad to give land to families of Iraqi soldiers, Peshmerga killed in ISIS war

By Rudaw 29/7/2017
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Photo: AFP
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Photo: AFP
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has issued a decree ordering the allocation of pieces of lands to the families of “martyrs” who lost their lives in the war against ISIS. All aspects of the armed forces will be included: Peshmerga, Hashd al-Shaabi, tribal volunteers, and the Iraqi army.
 
"Prime Minister Dr. Haider al-Abadi ordered the allocation of pieces of land in the residential areas of the families of the heroes who were martyred in fighting terrorism,” said Abadi's media office.

Those disabled in the war will also receive land. 
 
The statement added that Abadi made the decision as an “expression of loyalty to the makers of victory who contributed to the elimination of ISIS in Iraq, particularly the city of Mosul.”
 
Abadi earlier this month declared Mosul free from ISIS after nearly nine months of battling the group. 
 
The statement explained that each family will receive 200 square meters of land “in good residential areas within the municipal boundaries of the administrative units.”
 
Abadi urged relevant authorities to complete the distribution of the land before November 1, 2017.
 
According to the latest figures provided by Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani on his visit to Belgium in mid-July, the Peshmerga lost 1,745 lives and sustained 10,069 injures since the start of the ISIS war in mid-2014.
 
Iraqi officials have not released official figures of their casualties in the war, but the armed forces are believed to have suffered high losses.

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Azad | 29/7/2017
Thank you Mr Prime Minister. The peshmerga and all Iraqi Kurds are grateful for this gesture .
Samal | 30/7/2017
Great initiative ! Good job
Kurdo | 30/7/2017
@Azad, you are just a trolling arab who prefer a united iraq and Islam. If i was the leader of KRG, i would kick out all arabs and Islam. Kurds try to be kind, but their kindness is seen as weakness. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me. This is to all kurds.
Azad | 1/8/2017
I am more Kurdish than you kurdo. Don't judge people just because you don't agree with their choices . That's the problem with kdp guys. You are either with them, or you are a traitor . What a shame ! And by the way, most Kurds are Muslim . You want to kick them out too from their homeland ?
Rafi | 2/8/2017
Good sign that he has agreed to give land to the peshmerga also. Hope this is a new path of collaboration between Arabs and Kurds in Iraq .

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