Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah strongly condemns the targeting of Erbil, and stresses the need for security and military cooperation between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government 

In a statement issued by him, Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, Dr. Shakhwan Abdullah Ahmed, condemned in the strongest terms the targeting of Erbil with a booby-trapped drone last night on the main road between Erbil governorate center and Salah al-Din summer resort, Which led to the injury of a number of the region’s citizens and caused material damage to civilian cars. His sovereignty demanded the evacuation of the areas surrounding the region from armed factions and undisciplined groups, removing the uncontrolled weapons, and the redeployment of the regular federal forces from the army and police to control security.

The Deputy Speaker of the Council condemned this cowardly operation in a desperate attempt to destabilize the security and stability in the Kurdistan Region, He called on the security authorities to take the necessary measures and to prosecute terrorist groups and criminals,  Among those who conceals hatred and hostility to the region, Abdullah stressed the need for the continuation of security and military cooperation between the federal government and the Kurdistan Regional Government, Joint action and completion of procedures to form the 20th Brigade to fill the vacuum and not allow armed criminal groups to carry out terrorist activities and repeat attacks, He rejected all forms of intimidation to target civilians, and Deputy Speaker called to redouble the intelligence effort and strike with an iron fist anyone trying to breach the security of the region and all areas in Iraq.

Media Office of the Deputy Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives

Thursday 9 June 2022