Kurdistan Peshmerga will abide by agreements signed between Erbil, Baghdad, coalition

Peshmerga will abide by agreements signed between Erbil, Baghdad, coalition
A Peshmerga soldier kisses the Kurdistan flag. (Photo: Flickr/Kurdish Struggle)

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) – The Kurdistan Region Presidency (KRP) on Saturday released a statement regarding the upcoming Mosul offensive, stating that the Kurdistan Region would abide by any future agreement signed between Erbil, Baghdad, and the coalition.

The report mentioned that fighting against the Islamic State (IS) is the priority of the Kurdistan Region.

It also said that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces have done their duty and displayed their bravery in defeating IS in the last two years.

“The myth of IS was broken by the hands of Peshmerga,” read the statement.

The report added that the liberation of Mosul from the insurgents is important for the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, Middle East, and the entire world.

The KRP believes it is crucial to consider the humanitarian and political aspect of the operation besides the military side. Additionally, there should be a consideration of its impact on the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and the Middle East.

Moreover, the statement noted that post-IS Nineveh provinces are important for the Kurdistan Region’s ethnic and religious groups and the people of Nineveh.

The KRP assured the people of Nineveh that the crimes against them would not be repeated. It also urged the people of the province to build a political agreement to administrate and rule the area.

Commenting on the participation of Peshmerga forces in the Mosul offensive, the KRP explained that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) would abide by the agreement that was previously signed between Kurdistan, the Iraqi federal government, and the US-led coalition.

It also stated that the KRG would abide by any future agreements signed by Erbil, Baghdad, and the coalition forces.

The KRP’s statement comes after rumors circulated in the media about the participation of the Peshmerga forces in the Mosul offensive.

Mosul is the second-largest city in Iraq located in the north of the country. The city has been under the control of IS since June 2014.

Iraqi security forces are preparing to clear Mosul of insurgents and end IS’ rule in the country.


Editing by Karzan Sulaivany