Masrour Barzani denounces PKK attack on Peshmerga in Dohuk

<p dir="ltr" style="text-align: justify;">Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Masrour Barzani on Monday, December 14, strongly condemned the Kurdistan Workers&amp;rsquo; Party&amp;rsquo; (PKK) attack on Peshmerga forces in Duhok governorate a day earlier.

&ldquo;Three security personnel have now been martyred at the hands of the PKK in recent months,&rdquo; Barzani said during a phone call with US Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn, according to a statement released by the KRG.

On Sunday, a member of the Roj Peshmerga affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party's (KDP) Zeravani forces was killed in Duhok governorate&rsquo;s Amedi district during a clash with the People&rsquo;s Defense Forces (HPG), the armed wing of the PKK.

One Peshmerga was killed and several others wounded in a clash with the PKK on November 4.

&ldquo;PKK&rsquo;s behavior, including efforts to exploit peaceful protests, threatens regional stability,&rdquo; Barzani added.

Barzani and Rayburn also discussed recent developments in Syria and both agreed on the importance of peace talks between the Kurdish factions in a way that &ldquo;promotes pluralism, power-sharing and political freedoms.&rdquo;

They also agreed that Islamic State (ISIS) remains a shared threat.

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