KIRKUK / A security source in Kirkuk province announced that there is a high coordination between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces in preparation for the battle to liberate Hawija and its surrounding areas.
The source said that a security meeting held at the headquarters of the commander of the Peshmerga forces, between the commander of forces 70, Jaafar Sheikh Mustafa, Aso Mamend, the official of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, and Major General Ali Fazel Omar, commander of the east of Tigris operations yielded a very high coordination.
He stressed that cooperation and coordination will contribute to transfer the headquarters of the east of the Tigris operations from Camp Ashraf in Diyala to the outskirts of the city of Kirkuk, "after obtaining the approval of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani," and " Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, deputy commander of joint operations would soon head to Kirkuk in support to activate and increase joint security cooperation and the development of plans for the Liberation of Hawija.
The security source added that Kirkuk is the center of a very large interest and the next military work will be a broad and comprehensive, noting that the starting point for the Liberation of Hawija, based on a change of the course in the liberation of Nineveh operations and to achieve decisive results.
He said that the coordination and meetings ongoing between the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga aim to secure the HQ of the operations near Kirkuk and the bring brigade 43 of the Iraqi army.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency