Mosul Tribe Militants: We Won’t come near Kurdistan Region

19.06.2014 – Mewan Dolamari – BasNews, Mosul – Ali Ma’mmuri, a militant leader calling himself the Spokesman of Mosul Tribal Revolutionary Youth announced that, with the exception of the Kurdistan Region and Kirkuk Province, they will target all other provinces in order to clear Iraq of “Iranian occupiers”.

“Our revolution is against the Iraqi government, a traitor that works for Iran…[O]ur revolution won’t include the Kurdistan Region or Kirkuk Province because Iraqi and Kurds rule in those areas, not Iranians. The Kurdistan Region’s President Massoud Barzani and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani are our brothers,” said Spokesman of Mosul Tribal Revolutionary Youth Ali Ma’mmuri to Anadolu Agency.

Ma’mmuri pointed out that their revolution will not only encompass Sunni Resident areas, but it will go further to Baghdad and all other provinces. He noted that in the last three days, they have killed almost one thousand militants in the Diyala and Tala’far areas, all Iranian, that were brought to Iraq to confront Sunni pro-militants. Ma’mmuri rejected the claim that Mosul and other Sunni areas are being controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), but rather exclaiming that the areas are being overseen by “Revolutionary Tribes”. When asked about the arrested Turkish Consul in Mosul along with 48 other consul members, he stated that they are being kept in a safe place and soon they will be handed over to Turkey.  “The reason that we have not handed them over to Turkey yet is due to the militant intelligence of Maliki and Iran. The Turkish captives are afraid that Iraq or Iran intelligent militants will kill them, causing ISIS to be accused of their killing,” said Ma’mmuri.