First group of withdrawing PKK militants arrives in northern Iraq

First group of withdrawing PKK militants arrives in northern Iraq

 

The first group of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants that left Turkey as part of a peace drive with Ankara arrived in the Harur area in nothern Iraq early this morning, Doğan news agency reported.

The group of 15 militants, including six women, left the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Beydüşşebap district a week ago, according to the reports.

“Our withdrawal came according to orders from the leader (Abdullah) Öcalan, as we want to open a way for peace through this withdrawal,” Jagar the leader of the group said, according to Agence France-Presse.