|Kurdish authorities say that Maliki has deployed combat forces on the region's borders|
|Baghdad (NINA) – The Office of the President of Kurdistan region announced that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has deployed combat forces on the region's borders.
A statement issued on Friday, May 25, said that coinciding with his visit to Kirkuk, Maliki has deployed five divisions, on alert, south of Kirkuk, as well as 2 artillery battalions in addition to the 17th Division.
The statement pointed out that the American side has confirmed the information presented by the region's Ministry of Peshmerga, during the meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee, adding that the Americans are observing the area where Iraqi forces are being deployed and affirmed their movement. / End.