March 31, 2016
Rashad Galali, Head of PUK office in Makhmour, told Millet Press on Wednesday Iraqi army wouldn’t allow Peshmerga to participate directly in operations against ISIS in Makhmor area. Galai said that Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi arrived the town to check the progress of the operations.
Galali added that the Iraqi Army’s operations recaptured 4 IS-occupied villages near Makhmor. Despite the residents of the villages are Kurdish, no Peshmerga present in them only Iraqi army, added Galali.
al-Obeidi said that the participation of Shiite militia known as Hashd al-Shabi in operations against Islamic State (IS) in that region is a political decision.