Commander in Chief: Several points about Basra security and gaps with KRG

  • 8-12-2021, 20:42
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    Office of the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces clarified on Wednesday, the purpose of Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s visits to Makhmour and Basra, after witnessing two operations that resulted in martyrs and wounded, as to allow tampering with the security of Basra.

    "PM Al-Kadhimi's visit to Makhmour carried many messages. One of which to comfort the people in the villages damaged by Daesh terrorist gangs, in addtion to focus on Peshmerga forces as a part of the Iraqi national defense system," said the spokesman for the Office of the Commander in Chief, Major General Yahya Rasoul, to the Iraqi News Agency (INA). 

    He added, "Today, military operations were launched from 5 axes in Diyala, Salah al-Din, southern Kirkuk and Makhmour. These operations are intended to pursue the remnants of Daesh gangs, which are areas of voids between the line of presence of the federal government forces and the Peshmerga Forces, "

    "These operations will continue, and there is high coordination between the two parties between officers from the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga to exchange intelligence information, carry out joint operations and close ranks to eliminate Daesh gangs," he noted. 

    Regarding the Prime Minister's visit to Basra, he confirmed that "Al-Kadhimi's visit there came to see what happened of the terrorist act against the citizens, and he met with Basra Operations Command and security leaders, as he stressed that death squads should not be allowed to carry out criminal operations against citizens,"

    He stressed that "there are intelligence services and investigations about the recent criminal act in Basra to reach the perpetrators, and the security forces will not allow anyone to tamper with Basra's security, and we will strike with an iron fist,"