The Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government’s spokesperson expressed Erbil’s opposition to the armed groups that threaten the neighboring states, stressing that the KRG does not allow such groups to use its territory for moves against Iran and Turkey.
Mamand: Region not to endanger interests for any group
The Syrian government retook full control of central Syria on Wednesday as terrorists and their relatives were evacuated from final pockets of territory still outside Damascus’ grasp, an AFP correspondent reported.
Terrorists in Syria began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a militant said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad.
The Syrian army has reportedly given a 48-hours ultimatum to Takfiri Daesh and al-Nusra Front terrorist groups to agree to withdraw from areas south of the capital, Damascus, or face a major counter-terrorism operation in the area.
A total of 104 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 177 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in March 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).
Iraqi army troops have arrested two high-profile members of the Daesh terrorist group near the country’s strategic northern city of Mosul as government forces, supported by allied fighters from Popular Mobilization Units, continue to hunt for the remnants of the terror network.
Russia said on Wednesday that terrorists in Syria’s besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta were blocking aid and the evacuation of people who want to leave, despite Moscow’s announcement of a humanitarian corridor.