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NEWS | July 20, 2023

Statement from Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve on recent Peshmerga Coordination Group meeting


"The Coalition attended the quarterly meeting of the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs (MoPA) Force Development progress as outlined in the 2022 Memorandum of Understanding. The Coalition acknowledged some specific progress achieved by MoPA officials, to include improved command and control and financial transparency. Still, the underlying goal of unifying Peshmerga forces under MoPA has been slowed by the ongoing political divide between the KDP and PUK. The Coalition expressed its expectation that the IKR demonstrate political will to implement reforms ahead of the annual review in September, specifically the appointment of an interim MoPA Minister. CJTF-OIR will continue to Advise, Assist, and Enable MoPA reform to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS."