Iraqi Forces, Kurdish Peshmerga agree to a ceasefire, the latter will withdraw from the key Assyrian border town


October 27th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

– Agencies – – by Samer Hussein –

The Iraqi Federal Forces and Kurdish Peshmerga militants have agreed to a ceasefire and withdrawal of Peshmerga units from the Assyrian town of Faysh Khabour.

The Iraqi military commander,  Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah, stated that Federal Forces will uncompromisingly control all of Nineveh Plains where they will be accompanied by some of the local Assyrian groups, such as the Nineveh Plains Protection Units (NPU).

There are, however, some fears that foreign Kurdish fighters may sabotage the deal, calling it “treachery” to work with Iraqi Security Forces.

In recent time a great number of foreign-born Kurdish fighters have showed up in Iraq.

Majority of them came from Iran, while some also came from Syria.

Peshmerga, the military force of the ruling regime of the autonomous Iraqi Province of Kurdistan has agreed to a 24 hour ceasefire, affirming its units will withdraw from strategic Assyrian border town of Faysh Khabour.

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