Over 30,000 Kurdish families left Mosul since 2003
The Head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) headquarters in Mosul, Esmat Rajab, said that the areas that have recently been controlled by Peshmarga forces are safe and people demand the Kurdish forces to stay in their areas.
Following the assault by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) on the Nineveh Province and some other cities and areas in northern Iraq earlier this month, over 400,000 people left their homes and fled towards Kurdistan Region escaping from violence.
“I want to assure all our people that Peshmarga will not allow ISIS to enter the areas that are under the control of the Kurdish authorities,” said Rajab
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has already opened several camps for the refugees and plans to open several others.
Due to the deteriorating security situations, according to Rajab, over 30,000 Kurdish families especially from Shabaks have left their homes in Mosul and have based in Kurdistan Region since 2003.
Rajab confirmed that all the disputed areas that have been controlled by the Kurdish forces are safe and people can feel safe and comfortable in those areas.