Thursday, 2 August 2012

Kurdish forces prevent Iraqi troops from entering disputed border area

Iraqi Kurdish security forces have prevented Iraqi government soldiers from reaching a disputed area that borders Syria.

Baghdad sent the Iraqi army division to protect the border.

But it's a sensitive area - both the Kurds and the Iraqi government claim the territory.

Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh from the Fishkhabour border crossing between Iraq and Syria .

1 comment:

  1. Following days of tension between Kurdish and Iraqi armed forces close to the Syrian border, a peaceful solution might have emerged.

    Discussions have turned to activating a joint committee that would coordinate the movement of Kurdish and Iraqi troops in the so-called disputed territories.

    Shwan Taha, a Kurdish lawmaker in Iraqi Parliament, said the committee’s role has been weakened since the departure of U.S. troops late last year.