Kirkuk Governor: A plan to use thermal cameras for monitoring open and remote areas

  • 30-10-2021, 10:41
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    Kirkuk –INA
    The Governor of Kirkuk, Rakan Saeed al-Jubouri, announced today, Saturday, the developments of implementing the plan to deploy the military units in the province, while revealing a plan to install thermal cameras for surveillance in open and remote areas of Kirkuk.
    "The security situation in Kirkuk province is safe and stable since the events of last month, after ISIS terrorist gangs attacked a federal police checkpoint in the village of Sateeh, which led to the martyrdom of 13 policemen and the injury of 4 others," Al-Jubouri told The Iraqi News Agency (INA).

    He added that "following the recommendations of the Ministerial Council for National Security and the visit of the Minister of Defence, the Chief of Staff of the Army and a number of joint operation commanders to the province, the plan for deploying the units was implemented under the direct supervision of the headquarter commander, Lieutenant General Ali Al-Ferigi, including the deployment of a full regiment," stressing that "no incident or security breach was recorded."
    He also pointed out that "The units are continuing to implement the deployment plan, as well as being fully prepared in anticipation of any terrorist act, affirming the complete cooperation and coordination between all the military and security units, as well as the support of Kirkuk administration to meet the requirements of the security forces in terms of preparing roads, disinfecting and dredging the drains, and securing towers and thermal cameras.”

    Al-Jubouri stressed that "Everyone is subject to the law and the security situation is currently stable in Kirkuk," noting that "there is a plan to install thermal cameras for surveillance in open and remote areas in the future, which needs approvals from the competent federal authorities, in a way that enhances the security of military units and contributes to halt the movement of terrorist remnants."

    He pointed out that "It is hoped that 20 thermal cameras will be secured in open and remote areas within the borders of Kirkuk province, along the Hamrin Mountains with the borders of Diyala and Salah al-Din provinces."