Kurds given one week to leave Arab regions in Iraq
A militant group called Beder have threatened Kurdish people living in Arab populated regions within Iraq. They have issued a statement saying all Kurds living in Baghdad and other Arab areas must leave immediately. In a statement, Abu Abdullah Mohamadawi has said, this militant group have ordered all Kurds living in Arab regions, particularly those living in Baghdad to leave towards Barzani-controlled regions. It is estimated that at least 300,000 Kurds live in Baghdad, 50,000 in Mosul and around 100,000 the rest of Southern Iraq.
The President of Southern Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani warned that Iraq is at risk of returning to a dictatorial state if tensions detonate between political factions. “I have called on all the Iraqi parties and groups to get together and find a solution for this situation” President Barzani said yesterday at a policy group’s luncheon in Washington.
Earlier in March he sent Nouri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister of Iraq a stern warning, “It is time to say Enough is enough” earlier in March. He also said, “Where in the world can the same person be the prime minister, the chief of staff of the armed forces, the minister of defense, the minister of interior, the chief of intelligence and the head of the national security council?”.
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