Ban Ki-moon hails Pesh­merga pro­gresses

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

UN Gen­eral Sec­re­tary Ban Ki-moon has praised Pesh­merga ad­vances against the Is­lamic State (IS) mil­i­tants near Mo­sul front­line.

In a state­ment, Mr. Ki-moon said that the Pesh­merga have man­aged to re­cap­ture some strate­gic ar­eas ly­ing on Iraqi-Syr­ian bor­der and an oil re­fin­ery, which was an im­por­tant fi­nan­cial re­source for the IS.

The Gen­eral Sec­re­tary called on the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to send hu­man­i­tar­ian and mil­i­tary aid to Iraq in­clud­ing the newly lib­er­ated ar­eas, and he also ap­pealed for the ini­ti­a­tion of a na­tional rec­on­cil­i­a­tion process.

He de­scribed Pesh­merga’s re­cent ad­vances as “quite im­por­tant”.

Un­til now the Pesh­merga forces have lib­er­ated Zum­mar, Shin­gal Mount, Rabia, Mo­sul Dam, and Ain Zala oil field and they are now only 15 km away from the cen­ter of Mo­sul it­self.

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