PKK Sends Around 70 Guerrillas to Kirkuk and Makhmour  – The PKK guerrillas were deployed with PUK’s support

Basnews English  – 16/03/2017 – 12:07  – ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) over the last two days has moved around 70 guerrillas from Raniya city, north of Sulaymaniyah province, to Kirkuk province.A confidential source told BasNews that PKK has deployed about 70 guerrillas to Kirkuk over the past two days. The source noted that a number of those guerrillas may have been sent to Makhmour, southeast of Erbil where PKK has established a military camp.The source revealed that the commander of the PKK force which has been sent to Kirkuk is Aveen Zilan who is from Turkey’s Kurdistan.

The PKK guerrillas have been transported by two vehicles belonging to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) forces, the source said.

BasNews previously reported that hundreds of PKK fighters, with PUK’s support, have been deployed in different locations in Kirkuk despite the 20 military outposts the guerrillas have set up on Mount Qarachkh near Makhmour refugee camp which PKK has turned into a military camp.