Kurdish PKK restates willingness to participate in liberation of Iraq’s Mosul
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5 March 2016 – NRT – SULAIMANI, Kurdistan region ‘Iraq’,— The military wing of the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party PKK, Hezen Parastin Gel (HPG) announced on Saturday that the PKK is ready to partake in any operation against the Islamic State (IS) in northern Iraq, including the planned offensive to retake Mosul.
HPG spokesman Bakhtiar Dogan told NRT that they have not received any official request by Kurdish authorities, the Iraqi government or the U.S. but he expressed the PKK’s willingness to participate in anti-IS operations if requested.Dogan said PKK forces are currently settled in Sinjar (Shingal) and many have been wounded and killed in attacks occurring over the last 24 hours by IS militants. Further details on casualties were not given. The Iraqi security forces are rallying around the northern city of Mosul to prepare for an offensive against the militants in the city.In November 2015 the PKK’s executive committee of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK) said that it is ready to participate in the liberation of Mosul, after Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga ministry announced that Kurdish forces would participate in operations to take back Iraq’s second-largest city. www.mesop.de