MoD István Simicskó: There are several plans to tackle the deteriorating situation in Kurdistan

Thursday, October 26, 2017

There are several plans to respond to the situation in Kurdistan if conditions in the region deteriorate said Defense Minister István Simicskó at the National Security Committee meeting on Thursday in Parliament.

The defence minister emphasized they were following the military activities in Kurdistan with Hungary's allies.

He stressed that the Hungarian Special Forces currently, were not in the area where combat activities have been taking place.

There are two hundred Hungarian Special Forces operating in the Kurdish region of Iraq training Pesmerga forces.

Earlier, the Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) reported shelling on Peshmerga positions and advances by Iraqi troops and militias from Zummar, northwest of Mosul, according to Rudaw news. Earlier, Kurdish officials said Iraq had deployed tanks, artillery and armored vehicles to the area, apparently preparing for an “imminent” attack. On Wednesday, the regional government offered to freeze the outcome of last month’s independence referendum and begin dialogue with Baghdad to prevent further violence after Iraqi forces launched a military campaign to regain control of the Kurdish-controlled territories.

(MTI - -


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