Friday, January 8, 2016

Erdogan says attempted attack in Baeshiqa "vindicates deployment", but PUK says there was no ISIS action

Erdogan today said that ISIS was about to strike camp Baeshiqa, where Turkish troops are deployed, with rockets. Turkish soldiers accompanied by Iraqi volunteers preempted the attack, according to Erdogan. He said the incident shows that Turkey was right to deploy additional troops last month to protect Turkish advisers training anti-ISIS Iraqi volunteers.

However, a PUK source says there was no attack and that "the Baeshiqa sector did not see any ISIS movement worth mentioning."

Interesting to see a PUK guy go out of his way to contradict Erdogan and Nujaifi even though the alleged incident is way out of PUK areas. 

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