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Iraqi forces retake border area, remove anti-Iran terrorists

Iraq’s Shafaq News Agency cited the country’s Border Guard Forces as saying in a statement late on Friday that they had seized border points in Erbil Province and raised Iraq’s national flag in the area after clashes with the “outlaws”.

“As part of the efforts of the Border Forces Command to control the entire Iraqi border with neighboring countries, a force from the 2nd Border Brigade and the 1st Region Border Commando Regiment, with the support of the Peshmerga Regional Guard forces, was able to capture border points on the strip,” the statement read.

“The Border Forces Command is determined to impose the authority of the Iraq government on the entire border with neighboring countries and raise the Iraqi flag at the furthest point therein,” the statement added.

On Wednesday, Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein said at a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in Tehran that Baghdad was committed to a security pact with Iran to disarm anti-Iran terrorist groups based in the Kurdistan region.

Stressing that the Iraqi constitution does not allow any group to use Iraqi territory to attack other countries, Hussein said the Baghdad government and the Kurdistan region are cooperating with each other in this regard and both stress the necessity of implementing the security agreement.

Earlier in the week, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kan’ani said the September 19 deadline given to Iraq to disarm anti-Iran separatist groups based in the Kurdistan regime will not be extended.

Kan’ani underlined that Iran will take matters into its own hands to ensure its own security if the deadline passes without any implementation of the agreement.


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