The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Foreign Relations Department said he was concerned over the withdrawal of international coalition forces from Iraq, saying national forces are not equipped to handle the threat of increased terrorist attacks and re-emergence of the Islamic State group (ISIS). Iraq “lacks a stable military force that can prevent the previous experience that inflicted severe human and material damage from happening again,” Safeen Dizayee told Rudaw’s Hemin Baban on Saturday.
“We saw the disaster that fell on this country in 2014, how ISIS militants managed to occupy a third of the country, and tens of thousands of people fell victim. The possibility of the recurrence of these events still exists,” Dizayee added, describing the withdrawal of foreign forces as a “wrong move.”
Source : RUDAW