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Kurd MP: 7,000 Iraqi Pishmarga Forces Likely to Fight in Syria

30 June 2015 16:30



Nearly 7,000 Iraqi Kurdistan Pishmarga forces will possibly be sent to the strategically located Northeastern city of Hasaka to fight against the ISIL terrorist group, a senior Iraqi Kurd legislator said.

“It was decided that 7,000 Pishmarga forces be sent to Hasaka city to fight against the ISIL,” Omar Ousi was quoted as saying by Syria’s al-Watan newspaper on Tuesday.

Noting that the Iraqi Kurdistan region’s parliament is likely vote for the plan to send Pishmarga forces to Syria, he said implementation of this plan depends on coordination with the Syrian government and the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The Syrian government confirmed on Saturday that the army troops had secured the Northeastern city of Hasaka, rejecting reports that the ISIL terrorists are still in control of the main buildings there.

The Syrian government issued a statement, saying that Hasaka is now safe and the army soldiers are cleansing the city from the remnants of the Takfiri militants.

The statement added that the terrorists tried to sneak into the city for several times, but the Syrian forces hunted them down.

It also denied a report that a major prison in Hasaka was attacked by the terrorist group, saying that the facility in Ghweiran District is under the control of government forces.

Chief of Hasakah Police Department General Hasib al-Tahan told SANA that neighborhoods on Hasakah outskirts which were claimed to have been captured by ISIL, including Ghweiran, al-Aziziyeh and al-Salehiyeh, are “all safe.”

The ISIL Takfiri terrorists currently control shrinking swathes of Syria and Iraq. They have threatened all communities, including Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Christians, Ezadi Kurds and others, as they continue their atrocities in Iraq.

Senior Iraqi officials have blamed Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and some Persian Gulf Arab states for the growing terrorism in their country.

The ISIL has links with Saudi intelligence and is believed to be indirectly supported by the Israeli regime.

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