Peshmerga, Turkmen fighters clash briefly in N.Iraq

Three Turkmen fighters are killed after Kurdish Peshmerga fire on their vehicle in Saladin province's Tuz Khormato district

Peshmerga, Turkmen fighters clash briefly in N.Iraq

World Bulletin / News Desk

Arshad Salehi, head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front, called on both sides to exert "self-control" Thursday following a brief clash earlier the same day between Turkmen forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the Tuz Khormato district of Iraq’s north-central Saladin province.

Three Turkmen fighters -- who are currently fighting under the umbrella of Iraq’s Shia Al-Hashd al-Shaabi militia -- were killed Thursday when Kurdish Peshmerga opened fire on their vehicle as it passed through the district, Salehi said.

He suggested the incident may have been caused by a lack of coordination between local Turkmen forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters, the latter of whom currently control Tuz Khormato.

Salehi went on to call for a "joint administration" in Tuz Khormato -- to include Kurds, Turkmen, Shia and Sunni Arabs -- with a view to averting such incidents in the future.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 12 Kasım 2015, 17:18
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