PMU’s (Popular Mobilization Units) commander advices the Turkish government to withdraw from their bases in Bashiqa. Following the recent statements of Turkish government officials that they want to be part of the groundforces that are going to liberate Mosul from Daesh elements.
Currently, Iraqi forces are heavily occupied with fighting Daesh in Mosul as they are almost going to enter the city centre. There are however no specific foreign boots on the ground as the Iraqi PM and FM have mentioned explicitly that the Iraqi people can liberate their own land without having help on the ground from other countries.
Iraq, on the other hand, receives support from an international coalition. Which is more a facilitating role from these countries and does not involve boots on the ground. Last few days the Iraqi PM ‘Haidar Al-Abadi’ and Turkish President ‘Recep Erdogan’ exchanged some heavy words about the battle of Mosul, where Turkish President mentioned that Mosul was part of Turkey, and Iraqi PM mentioned that Turkey belonged to Iraq as part of the Abbysid empire.