MESOP NEWS – Nineveh governor: Peshmerga not to participate in Mosul fight

Waar, Duhok: 14 March 2015 – Turkey has approved of arming Iraqi forces and Peshmergas are not going to participate in the fight of Mosul against Islamic State (IS) militants, Nineveh governor said.Aseel al-Nujaifi said that the fight against the Islamic State in Mosul would begin within the coming two months. Nearly 20,000 fighters are ready to fight for the liberation of Mosul but the Shiite militia group Hashd al-Shaabi is not included, he added. Mosul fell into IS hands last June and the city is considered their stronghold in Iraq.