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Kirkuk ISIS attack, Turkish military op correlated: Tavgara Azadi

  2021-05-01  | 
 Zhyan News Network
 Zhyan News Network


SULAIMANI – An Islamic State (ISIS) attack which killed three Peshmerga early on Friday (May 1) “is related” to a Turkish military operation against border areas in the Kurdistan Region, a group affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said.

“Attacks by the Turkish state on border territories of the Southern Kurdistan and the Daesh movement in the disputed areas are correlated and there is a tight relation between them within the same framework of a plan,” Kurdistan Free Society Movement (Tavgara Azadi) said in a statement.

The Kurdistan Region is on high alert as Peshmerga officials said ISIS militants used “heavy and developed” weapons in a Kirkuk attack that killed three and wounded another two Peshmerga.

ISIS militants took advantage of a five-kilometers-long security vacuum between Kurdish and Iraqi forces, the Peshmerga Ministry said.

Nouri Hama Ali, a commander of the Kirkuk-Prde Front, said 3,000 Peshmerga have been put on alert after the attack, blaming the Iraqi government for preventing the Kurdish forces to deploy in the area.

(Zhyan English)