Iraqi military deployed to ‘impose security’ in Kirkuk clashes with Kurdish Peshmerga

Baghdad has deployed its military and pro-government militias to secure Kurdish Peshmerga-controlled bases and federal installations in Kirkuk, urging them to “avoid confrontations” and “protect all civilians” in the multi-ethnic, oil-rich region.

Early Monday morning, Iraqi government troops supported by the People’s Mobilization Forces (PMF), a state-loyal umbrella organization composed of some 40 militias, have started advancing towards Peshmerga (military force of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan) frontlines from Taza, just south of the city of Kirkuk.

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  • Rather, Iraq is not willing to cede ground to the Kurds.

    • Shebel

      CEDE—that is a good word to start a War.

  • HalcyonDaze

    It’s what the Kurds consider their homeland so this isn’t going to end well. Nobody Kurds included wants to exchange one Muslim autocracy full of hate, loathing, deviation and murder for another one capable of exactly the same things.

  • “When they say “peace, peace’, then sudden destruction will come”.

    • Shebel

      When whom says Peace? ?
      Nobody wants Peace.
      Except the Women and the Children.

      • Norman_In_New_York

        Kurdish girls are some of the toughest fighters.

        • Shebel

          Good.
          Now we will leave as fodder for the Iraqis.

          • Norman_In_New_York

            If the girls are sufficiently armed, Iraqis become their fodder, just as ISIS did.

          • Shebel

            No. That is not true and you know it.

          • Norman_In_New_York

            I’m only looking at the last three years. The Kurds held steady against ISIS while the Iraqis folded until Americans put some backbone into them.

          • Shebel

            The Americans have a reputation of deserting those they support. They will NEVER support the Kurds.
            There is just not enough money in it and the Kurds don’t fit in with the Plan.

          • DaninVan

            Yes, it is. If a Peshmerga female fighter kills them they go straight to Muslim Hell or something, in any case no 72 virgins.
            Since the whole point is to get to paradise, taking on the women is a really bad idea.
            http://abcnews.go.com/International/women-war-meet-female-peshmerga-fighters-taking-isis/story?id=39142160

  • DaninVan

    Didn’t I say, eh, eh? I think my quote was “on to Baghdad” or words to that effect.
    This is nasty. It’s going to put the Kurds’ two supporters, Israel and the US,
    on opposite sides. The US can’t afford to stand back, not after losing what, 7,000 men in Iraq? This is a no win for Trump. What happens when you listen to the eggheads.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      If Iran is pulling the strings in Baghdad, siding with the Kurds is a no-brainer.

  • Shebel

    Here WE fucking GO !

    Why are we there ?

  • Shebel

    So which side is the USA going to take—-
    In order to keep the War going ?

  • Shebel

    Probably side with the Kurds . That is popular.
    The main thing is to keep the WARS going.

  • Shebel

    The main reason that I liked Trump—was that he was going to leave the Mid-East.
    Looks like he is just another shill—-
    For all the WARS over there.

  • Shebel

    Fuck me.

    • DaninVan

      Send resume with photos please. 😉

  • Shebel

    I think that I need to be send to a re-education , re-rejuvenation camp—–
    Cause I am getting tired of the Lies.

  • Shebel

    Whom the fuck are We to be Wise enough to pick sides.
    Winners and Losers brought to YOU courtesy of the USA.

    We already know—- We just won’t admit it.