UNDSS warns of possible ‘disturbances’ in Erbil; security forces on ‘high alert’ – statement

A View of the Main Square of Erbil

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The U.N. Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) warned of possible “disturbances” by organized armed group (OAG) in Erbil in the coming hours.

In a statement dated Friday, the UNDSS said it had received “reliable information” that the OAG had plans to create “disturbances” in the citadel area in Erbil in the next 48 hours.

“The type of attack and the exact time is currently unavailable however, unconfirmed information suggest that caution needs to be exercised while visiting the Citadel area,” the UNDSS added.

It further said Kurdish security forces were on “high alert” and that additional police personnel was deployed to the area.

It also called on the U.N. personnel in Erbil to maintain personal security situational awareness and to avoid public gathering and crowded areas in Erbil.

It stated that the UNDSS would continue to monitor the situation.

There was no immediate comments from the Kurdish security services regarding the statement.

In the past months, the Kurdish forces had detained several Islamic State (ISIS) suspects who planned to carry out attacks in Erbil, according to authorities.

Previous Article

Western leaders urge Iran to act in 'good faith' on nuclear deal

Next Article

Two Peshmerga ‘martyred’ in ISIS attack near Prde in south of Erbil: CTD

Related Posts