Po­lit­i­cal par­ties’ dis­agree­ments up­set pesh­merge forces

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

A com­man­der of pesh­merga forces states that the pehsmerga forces are not com­fort­able psy­cho­log­i­cally due to the cur­rent strug­gles among the po­lit­i­cal par­ties over pres­i­dency is­sues.

Sheikh Jaa­far Mustafa, the com­man­der of 70 Spe­cial Forces, said the dis­agree­ments among the po­lit­i­cal par­ties have cre­ated neg­a­tive im­pact upon pesh­merga forces in gen­eral.

"The pesh­merga fight­ers are re­ally up­set with what is go­ing on among the par­ties. They have sac­ri­ficed their lives in the fight­ing against Is­lamic State ter­ror­ists, but un­for­tu­nately the po­lit­i­cal par­ties are in strug­gle with each other," said Mustafa

Mustafa said Pesh­merge are al­ways ready to de­fend their peo­ple and na­tion, but they are anx­ious and up­set about the dis­agree­ments among the par­ties.

Mustafa thinks those who have in the po­si­tions of de­ci­sion mak­ing have to con­sider the fi­nan­cial con­di­tions of pehsmerge. "We have fight­ers who have no money but are ready to fight and de­fend. It is time for those who make de­ci­sions to con­sider the con- di­tions of pesh­merge," noted Mustafa

Due to the fi­nan­cial cri­sis and cut­ting Kur­dis­tan's bud­get share, the gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees es­pe­cially pesh­merge fight­ers are liv­ing in a tough sit­u­a­tion. Most of them are liv­ing in rent­ing houses and have no enough money to pay their bills.

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