Erbil and Baghdad agreed to change civilian airport to military: official tells Kurdpress
A Kurdish official in the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk said Iraqi defense ministry and Kurdistan Region’s ministry of Peshmerga have accorded to change Kirkuk civilian airport to a military one.

The chief of Kirkuk provincial council Ahmad Askari told Kurdpress that the two ministries have made the decision but warned about the political, political and economic side effect of the decision.

He went on to say that Kirkuk governorate has not been informed over the decision, reiterating that Dijla operation had formerly asked for changing the airport to a military one but the governorate had opposed to it.

He warned the move would leave a negative impact on trade and commerce n the province, asking how there would be Iraqi military forces in Kirkuk while the province is under the control of the Kurdish forces of Peshmerga.

News Code: 8386  |  Date: 2014/09/16  |  Time: 12 : 42

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