US military official visits Peshmerga forces in Sector 6
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – At sector six, Peshmerga forces welcomed U.S. Army Col. Javier Soria, deputy director of Military Advisor Group - North, Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, Major-General Sirwan Barzani, Commander of Sector 6, announced on Wednesday.
At Sector 6, we welcomed Col. Soria, Deputy Director - CJTF - ORI. We met regarding the latest movements by ISIS and stopping them. We discussed the important of Peshmerga, Coalition and Iraqi Army cooperation and the reforms within the Peshmerga ranks. pic.twitter.com/T87UZZ38PL— Sirwan Barzani (@SirwanBarzani_) January 11, 2023
“We met regarding the latest movements by ISIS and how to stop them,” Barzani said in a Facebook post.
Moreover, they discussed the importance “of Peshmerga, Coalition and Iraqi Army cooperation and the reforms within the Peshmerga ranks.”
Peshmerga forces in sector 6 regularly launch operations against ISIS militants near Makhmour.
Makhmour is a disputed territory located approximately 60 kilometers southwest of Erbil.
ISIS fighters have benefited from a security vacuum in the area since the Kurdistan Region's 2017 independence referendum, when Iraqi forces pushed the Kurdish Peshmerga out of the disputed territories, including Makhmour.
The US-led coalition since then has pushed for more Iraqi-Kurdish cooperation against ISIS.