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Iraq: KRG premier condemns YPG/PKK attack on Peshmerga

Peshmerga forces foiled YPG attack, says prime minister of Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq

Ahmed Asmar   | 16.12.2020
Iraq: KRG premier condemns YPG/PKK attack on Peshmerga


The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq condemned on Wednesday a recent attack by YPG/PKK terrorists on a local security base. 

KRG Prime Minister Masrour Barzani said in a statement that after a group of YPG/PKK agents from Syria were denied entry into northern Iraq, they launched an attack using heavy weaponry on the Peshmerga forces.

"I condemn this reckless, unprovoked attacked by the YPG in the strongest terms. This was a clear and illegal violation of the territory of Kurdistan Region," Barzani said.

Underlining that the Peshmerga forces had managed to defeat the assault, he warned that if the YPG/PKK launched similar attacks in the future, this "would be seriously damaging to regional security."

Besides this assault, the YPG/PKK had also attacked offices of the Syrian Kurdish National Council in different areas of northern Syria on Tuesday and Wednesday.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

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