Emergency session in the Iraqi parliament to discuss Turkish attacks
The Iraqi parliament is set to discuss the Turkish attacks in the north, and Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq calls for a unified and firm stance against the continuous Turkish targets.
The Iraqi parliament will discuss, in an emergency session on Saturday, the Turkish attacks on northern Iraq. Meanwhile, the Secretary-General of the Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq movement in Iraq, Sheikh Qais Khazali, called on parliament to issue a resolution obligating the government to remove Turkish forces from Iraq, considering that the ongoing Turkish attacks call for a unified and firm stance.
The Iraqi parliament earlier announced its intention to hold a session in the presence of the Ministers of Defense and Foreign Affairs, as well as the Chief of Staff of the Army.
The Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs also confirmed Friday that Baghdad will request a special session in the Security Council to pass an international resolution on Turkey's bombing of the Dohuk governorate in the north.
Signs of a diplomatic dispute erupted between Iraq and Turkey after Baghdad accused Ankara of launching a missile attack on a tourist resort in the northern Iraqi province of Dohuk on Wednesday, killing nine people, including children, and wounding dozens. However, Ankara denied responsibility for the attack and said that the Kurdistan Workers' Party, "PKK", bears responsibility for the bombing of Dohuk.
The Iraqi National Security Ministerial Council announced that it had "submitted a complaint to the Security Council about the Turkish attacks, following the targeting of the tourist resort," and that it was in the process of taking a series of measures to stop the Turkish attacks in Iraq.
Later, the Iraqi government summoned the Iraqi Chargé d'Affairs in Turkey to protest the bombing of the tourist product in Dohuk.
Iraqis mourned Thursday the nine victims of the attack.
The victim's bodies were transported by a military plane from Dohuk to Erbil Airport, before landing at Baghdad International Airport.
The funeral of the victims was preceded by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi announcing Thursday a day of national mourning, in light of the rising popular anger in Iraq.