Pentagon urges Kurds, Iraqis to avoid escalating conflict

  17 October 2017    Read: 345
Pentagon urges Kurds, Iraqis to avoid escalating conflict

Pentagon officials on Monday said U.S. military commanders in Iraq are urging Iraqi and Kurdish forces to “avoid additional escalatory actions” following a skirmish over the capture of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk, The Hill reports.

“We strongly believe that dialogue still remains the best option to the ongoing tensions,” Defense Department spokesman Col. Robert Manning told reporters at the Pentagon.

“Commanders on the ground are engaged,” he said.

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