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PKK Deploys Fighters in Kirkuk & Makhmour

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The Kurdistan Workers’ Party has sent some 70 guerrillas to Kirkuk province over the last two days.

PKK Deploys Fighters in Kirkuk & Makhmour

Fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Photo: PKK / KCK)

Over the last two days, some 70 guerrillas have been dispatched by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to Kirkuk province from the city of Raniya, located in the north of Sulaymaniyah province, BasNews information website reported, citing its own confidential source. The source pointed out that some part of the guerrillas may have been sent to Makhmour, located to the southeast of Erbil, where a military camp was established by the PKK.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also added that Aveen Zilan from Turkish Kurdistan was sent to Kirkuk province as a commander of the PKK forces.

Reportedly, two vehicles, belonging to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) forces, were used for transportation of the PKK guerrillas.

Earlier, it was reported that despite 20 military outposts, set up by guerrillas on the Qarachkh mount near the Makhmour refugee camp, which had been turned into a military camp by the PKK, the Kurdistan Party also sent hundreds of its fighters to various areas of Kirkuk.

On March 3, SF reported about an intense fighting, erupted between the Rojava Peshmerga and Shingal Protection Units (YBS), a Yazidi militia, affiled with the PKK at Khanasur town in the Iraqi region of Shingal. The real reason of the incident is the fact that the PKK and the YBS opposse Barzani’s close relations with the Turkish leadership, including the country’s President Recep Erdogan.

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