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Sunday, March 22, 2015

More than 1,150 Peshmerga killed in war

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – More than 1,150 of the Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga have been killed in the war with ISIS and over 5,600 wounded, a Kurdish MP said in a report.
Kawa Mohammed, a Kurdish MP in the Iraqi parliament, said he had sent a report to Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi citing that, “Until now, some 1,152 Peshmerga have lost their lives and more than 5,600 are wounded in the fight against ISIS.”
Mohammed said that he had asked the prime minister why Peshmerga salaries are not being paid by the Baghdad government.
Iraq and Erbil have been long locked in political and financial disputes, but these have exacerbated from Baghdad refusing to pay for the running of the Kurdish regional government, including Peshmerga salaries.   
“The families of martyrs live in a bad condition, which they do not deserve. The Peshmerga’s bravery and strength requires us to improve those living conditions,” Mohammed said in his report to Abadi, who he said is obligated to reply to the MP within two weeks.