BEIRUT, LEBANON (09:07 A.M.) – Ahmed al-Saadi, he spokesperson of Iraq’s Shia-majority Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), on Wednesday ruled out a future war between the Kurds and the PMU.
A spokesman of the predominately Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as the Hashd al-Shaabi, has said that the militia group is not interested in a future conflict with the Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
“The PMU and the Peshmergas have fought together, our Kurdish brothers do not need to fear conflict,” Ahmed al-Saadi, the spokesman said during a conference at the American University of Sulaimani.
“The Kurds have to be sure that even in the future there won’t be any attacks,” he continued.
He then went onto highlight how the PMU and Peshmerga have fought side by side on battlefields against ISIS, particularly in Sinjar, Jalawla, Bashir, Amerli and Mosul.
“In Sinjar, they were supporting us, and holding our flags. We tell our Kurdish brothers there is nothing to fear,” he said.
Al-Saadi blamed political reasons for ISIS taking over Mosul in 2014 and expressed his hope that the people of Mosul will not ask for the removal of government forces like they did years earlier.
“Today they are asking for the return of the PMU, Iraqi army and police. Therefore the people should not be discriminated again in the future by Baghdad,” he urged.