عربي | كوردى

 Breaking || Kurdish MP banished from Turkey Parliament for uttering 'Kurdistan'



Peshmerga temporarily close roads to Mosul as tensions escalate

2017/10/12 | 12:40

(Iraq Now News)- ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Peshmerga forces temporarily closed the main roads connecting Erbil and Duhok to Mosul upon order to prevent any possibility of attacks on the Kurdistan Region.Arif Taefoor, commander of the Peshmerga forces on the Khazer front, confirmed to Rudaw that they had closed the roads in order to prevent an attack on the Kurdistan Region. “There are two roads connecting the Kurdistan Region to Mosul, one from Erbil and the other from Duhok.

Both have been closed.

We are waiting orders from our superiors to open them again,” Taefoor explained.The roads were closed for just a few hours before being reopened “and the situation returned to normal after a few hours,” a senior Kurdish military official told AFP.  On Wednesday, the Kurdistan Region Security Council announced that Iraqi and Hashd al-Shaabi forces southwest of Kirkuk and north of Mosul were preparing for a major attack on the Kurdistan Region. The threat is a dramatic escalation of tensions between Kurdistan and Iraq after the September 25 independence vote.  Last updated at 12:35 pm

Note: The post (Peshmerga temporarily close roads to Mosul as tensions escalate) appeared first on (Rudaw) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Rudaw).










Trending Now

Kurdistan Referen..
ISIS Iraq
Videos hawija
Kirkuk Pkk
Daesh Baghdad

⋙ Iraqi presidency calls for immediate dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad

⋙ Mortar shells target counter-terrorism HQ in Kirkuk

⋙ Iraq's Masum reiterates calls for immediate Baghdad-Erbil dialogue

⋙ KRG reveals plans for radical reforms to salary system

⋙ Kurdish MP banished from Turkey Parliament for uttering 'Kurdistan'

Videos - Photos

⋙ VIDEO: Erbil’s center for blind, visually impaired persons calls for support

⋙ Video: Iranian forces assault Ahwazi women to confiscate their lands

⋙ IN PHOTOS: Kurdistan's Koya bringing life back to region's unique farms


ISIS News

⋙ VIDEO: Erbil’s center for blind, visually impaired persons calls for support

⋙ Video: Iranian forces assault Ahwazi women to confiscate their lands

⋙ Abadi urges int'l community to support Iraq after defeating ISIS

⋙ Afghanistan to launch operation against ISIS in northern provinces

⋙ After ISIS, US plans to eliminate Iranian militias in Iraq

⋙ Iraq declares end of war with ISIS

⋙ Hakim calls on Iraqi youth to have influential role in post-ISIS phase