France Reiterates Support for Peshmerga Forces to Fight ISIS

France assured the continuation of support for Peshmerg forces in their fight against ISIS, and its efforts to restore security in the disputed areas.

The remarks were made by French Ambassador to Iraq, Eric Chevallier, during a meeting with the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani on Monday.

“We support the Peshmerga’s struggle against ISIS and its efforts to restore security and stability to areas threatened by its militants,” he added.

They also discussed the growing threat of ISIS, particularly in the disputed territories between Erbil and Baghdad.

The Prime Minister emphasized on the need for close cooperation between the Peshmerga forces, Iraqi Army, and the US-led Coalition to prevent terrorist group from threatening the disputed territories.

They also talked about the political situation in Iraq after the October 10 election and the migrant crisis at the Belarusian borders with Poland.

Ambassador Chevallier thanked the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) for taking necessary measures to thwart illegal migration.

He also lauded the Iraqi government for its due efforts for facilitating the voluntary return of migrants.

This comes after at least five Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were killed in the ISIS militants attack in Kirkuk province late.

The incident took place in a checkpoint near the village of Qara Salim close to the town of Pirde.

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