Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shiite volunteers enter Anbar province

Anbar/ Iraq TradeLink: Anbar Provincial Council expressed "astonishment" for the entry of the Popular Mobilization Forces through Nikhaib area that connects Karbala province with the utmost west of Anbar province.

In a press statement, the council reported the entry of the forces "without the knowledge of Anbar local government".

The council called Premier Haidar al-Ibadi to "immediately withdraw these forces".

"Nikhaib is safe and the government departments are working peacefully, so no need that the Mobilization Forces should enter there", the statement added.

Nikhaib area is one of the disputed areas between Karbala and Anbar provinces, but it lies, currently, under the jurisdiction of Anbar local government.