'ISIL to divide Iraq into three parts'

The head of the Iraqi Turkmen front has said that ISIL is making plans to divide Iraq into three parts.

'ISIL to divide Iraq into three parts'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front said on Tuesday that ISIL has plans on dividing  Iraq into three parts and is going ahead with its plans, Anadolu has reported. Arshad Salihi's remarks were made during a press conference at the front's head office in Kirkuk.

In a report by the Middle East Monitor, he described the actions of ISIL in Iraq as "crimes" he called for all political parties in the country to present their positions towards such plans. According to Salihi, the ISIL plan is based on demographic division, with Sunni, Shia and Kurdish areas. Meanwhile, he claimed, it is working to wipe out the Turkmenistan and other minority areas.

Some politicians have requested federal system for Kirkuk, in which Salihi said: "Those who are demanding a federal system for Kirkuk have to know what kind of conditions must be fulfilled for such a system to be effective." He added that the demands are "unrealistic" in the light of the ongoing situation.

ISIL controls the city of Al-Hiwaija in the Governorate of Kirkuk and has been dispatching militias to carry out attacks across the area.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Haziran 2015, 15:27