Supervisor Elham AbolFateh
Editor in Chief Mohamed Wadie

Iraq Redeploys Forces on Borders with Iran, Turkey after Recent Attacks

Thu 24 Nov 2022 | 01:57 PM
Ahmed Moamar

The Ministerial Council for National Security in Iraq held a meeting supervised by the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani, in the presence of members of the Council and the Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga, an armed Kurdish militia in northern Iraq.

The council discussed the Turkish and Iranian attacks on the Iraqi borders and the bombing that affected several areas in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, causing terror among the people and harming them and their property. The Council took decisions to stop these attacks, in addition to continuing diplomatic efforts.

It decided to draw up a plan to redeploy the Iraqi border forces to hold the zero line along the borders with Iran and Turkey.

The Council also decided to secure all logistical support requirements for the Border Forces Command, to strengthen the human capabilities and the necessary funds, and to support them with equipment and others, to enable them to accomplish their tasks.

The Council called for coordination with the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq and the Ministry of Peshmerga to complete the decisions related to border protection to unify the national effort to protect the Iraqi borders.