Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Kurdish MP: Baghdad-Erbil Talks ‘Successful’

A member of parliament says that PM Nouri al-Maliki has reached an agreement with Kurdish leaders regarding the status of the Kurdish militia (Peshmerga).
MP Firyad Rawandouzi, from the Kurdistani Alliance explained that Maliki agreed to absorb the Peshmerga into the national defense apparatus. The arrangement would expedite the pending formation of two new divisions (15th and 16th). The remaining Peshmerga members would either be absorbed into the police force, civilian institutions or be retired, according to Rawandozi.

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