Massoud Barzani: The Iraqi army and the Peshmerga have achieved great victories in and around Mosul

BAGHDAD / The Head of the Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, said that the Iraqi army and the Peshmerga forces have achieved major victories in the northern city of Mosul and its suburbs, stressing "the need to protect the rights of future components of that province."

The presidency of the Kurdistan region said in a statement, that Barzani received today in the resort of Salahuddin in Erbil, a number of Generals and former officials in the US Army and the international coalition of the participants in 1991 to protect the Kurdistan region and create a safe zone, noting that the delegation headed by Gen. J. Garner.

For their part, the delegation explained, according to the statement, that they provided support for the Kurdistan region in 1991, and expressed their admiration for the progress made in the region during the past 25 years, stressing the need "that the United States take the new management into consideration that the KRG has made efforts for the protection of human values." highlighting the relations between the region and the United States.

Members of the military delegation expressed thanks for "heroism and courage of the people of Kurdistan and the Peshmerga forces during the confrontation of Daesh terrorists, expressing sympathy for the sacrifices they have made."

For his part, President of the Kurdistan region welcomed the delegation, referring to the "strong relations between the Kurdistan region and the United States and the international coalition."

Barzani explained that "the Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army have achieved great victories in and around Mosul," pointing to "the need to protect the future rights of components of that province."

The US delegation included, Andrew Killenk, Jonathan Simpson, John Abi Zaid, Oakbert Clob, Franco Murtengkun, Rafael Loppini, Tony Crown, Mark Rollins, Bill Hajer, and Richard Knapp. / End

Source: National Iraqi News Agency