Article: “Peshmerga ready for Hawija, unsure of coordination with Hashd”
Quote: “The province is a diverse home to Kurds, Arabs, Turkmen, and Christians. As one of the Kurdistani or disputed areas, it is claimed by both Baghdad and Erbil.”
Less than two weeks until the Kurdish referendum and the daily rhetoric for and against it is increasingly bitter.
Abadi’s…position is that the Kurds cannot secede without the consent of the rest of Iraq.