The Kurdistan Regional Government announced today, Thursday, the arrest of 10 people smugglers of migrants, while confirming communication with the federal government regarding those on the border between Belarus and Poland.
Government spokesman Gutiar Adel said in a press conference held today and attended by the correspondent of the Iraqi News Agency (INA), that "after strenuous efforts and in cooperation with the Iraqi government and after the recommendation of the head of the regional government, Masrour Barzani, a committee was formed to communicate with Iraqi refugees on the Belarusian border," noting "In cooperation between the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the region, 431 Iraqi refugees, including families and children, were evacuated as the first batch that will arrive at Erbil airport."
He added, "The government will continue to encourage the voluntary return of migrants stranded at the border between Belarus and Poland," noting that "the regional government will provide all facilities for them regarding passports, their renewal or issuance.".
He revealed that "a specialized committee has arrested 10 smugglers so far."