March 16, 2010

Kurdish Counterterrorism Group Works to Prevent Terrorism in Kurdistan and Iraq - The Jamestown Foundation

Kurdish Counterterrorism Group Works to Prevent Terrorism in Kurdistan and Iraq -

With an intelligence and military wing of over 1,000 people, the Sulaymaniyah-based Counter Terrorism Group (CTG) collects intelligence and carries out operations to prevent terrorists in Iraq from destabilizing the Kurdistan region in cooperation with U.S. forces. Lahur Talabani, the nephew of the Iraqi president, heads the CTG. “What we do in Kirkuk, Mosul, Diyala is like a buffer zone. We try to prevent the terrorists from entering these areas.” [1]
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