Turkey Given 24 Hours To Withdraw From Iraq

Global Research, December 08, 2015

Haider_al-Abadi-400x266Several hours ago, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reiterated the withdrawal of Turkish troops from Iraq within 24 hours. This follows on from the previous days demand that Turkey had 48 hours to leave Iraq following its deployment within northern Iraq.

Turkey were invited by the Kurdish Regional Government, with no coordination or communication with Baghdad. It has since said it will replace existing troops in Iraq that number a few hundred, with as many as 2000 soldiers.

Baghdad and the Shi’ite militias are overstretched with their fight against ISIS and they have little presence in this Peshmerga controlled area. It can only be speculated that Iraq will respond to the Turkish incursions with airstrikes once the 24 hour ultimatum expires.

Allegedly the Turkish troops are there to train Peshmerga forces.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/turkey-given-24-hours-to-withdraw-from-iraq/5494350

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.