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US, Iraqi Kurdistan Sign a Memorandum of Understanding on the Military Coordination

Photo: Courtesy of Kurdistan Regional Presidency rudaw.net

A Memorandum of Understanding on the military coordination between the Kurdistan Region and the United States was signed in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region. 

This is a landmark agreement for the Kurdistan Region, forming a partnership with the United States separate from Baghdad. The memorandum is intended to encompass the war against the Islamic State, with the liberation of Mosul an initial focus, Rudaw reports.

In the memorandum, the United States committed to provide more military and financial support to the Peshmerga forces on the frontlines and also to provide support for the Peshmerga in the war against the Islamic State, with particular focus on the Mosul operation.

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