Kurdish forces won’t withdraw from Iraq’s liberated areas: Barzani

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‘The president of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region says the Kurdish Peshmerga forces will not withdraw from the regions recaptured from Daesh terrorists in Iraq.

Speaking in the Iraqi town of Bashiqa on Wednesday, Masoud Barzani told the Kurdish Rudaw TV that the Peshmerga troops “will not retreat from areas retaken” based on an agreement with Washington and the central government in Baghdad.

The deal stipulates that “the defense lines before the Mosul operation are non-negotiable,” Barzani said.’

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