Sunni Arabs Unite in Kirkuk
Sunni Arabs in Kirkuk are, for the second time, forming a Sunni Arab council. The council will include Arab MPs, provincial council members, and personalities from fourteen Sunni Arab parties and factions in Kirkuk.
“The council will become the real face of the Arabs for any decision, meetings and negotiations amidst these hot developments in the region, especially about the future of Kirkuk and Iraq,” said Esmael Hadidi, Arab politician and spokesperson of the council.
Their main goal in forming the council at this stage is to be prepared for after the defeat of the Islamic State. The Sunni Arab leaders are concerned about the role of Shia militias in the Sunni areas during the fight against IS and afterwards.