Iraq to deploy additional troops within Turkish, Iranian borders

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — The Iraqi National Security Council Wednesday decided to deploy additional troops within its borders as a consequence of the recent increase of Turkey and Iran bombings.

Iraqi Media reported that the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi armed forces, Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, chaired a meeting of the National Security Council.

The meeting was also attended by a high delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Peshmerga Ministry during which they discussed the Turkish and Iranian attacks on site within Iraqi territories, particularly in the Kurdistan Region.

The council has decided to deploy additional Iraqi troops as well as send more logistic assistance for border guards that are deployed within the Turkish and Iranian borders.

For the same reason, they also decided to increase coordination with the KRG so that they can implement the decision, according to Iraqi media reports.

Iraq regularly decries violations of its sovereignty. The Turkish and Iranian offensive in the Kurdistan Region – particularly aerial bombing – has prompted hundreds of villagers to flee their homes.

During November both Teheran and Ankara increased their attacks on the Region, targeting the Kurdish militant groups amid continued renewal offensives despite the worldwide and local condemnations.

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