PKK commander warns about clashes with KDP in Shingal
A leading commander of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) warned about the eruption of clashes between forces in his party with the Peshmerga fighters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Shingal, northern Iraq.

PKK forces took control of region in Shingal and around the city after defeating militants of the Islamic State (IS) who controlled the regions and some others in a sweeping attack in August last year when the KDP forces left the region without fighting against the militants.

PKK has repeatedly stated it should decide about the regions as it has retake their control. Officials in Kurdistan Region, including Prime Minister Massoud Barzani and Intelligence Agency Chief Masrour Barzani has recently called the PKK a quest in the regions and have asked the party to quit the regions for Peshmerga forces.

Heval Agid told Awina News that tensions are hight between the PKK and the KDP, warning about possible clashes between the two sides.

He stated that the KDP should respect the PKK decisions as it was the PKK that liberated the regions that KDP allowed to fall to the control of the IS radicals.

He further blamed Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani’s statement against Turkey attacks on the PKK bases in Kurdistan Region and said the statement had not only no benefit for Kurds but it was also in Turkey ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) interests.

News Code: 10992  |  Date: 2015/07/30  |  Time: 12 : 26

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