ERBIL— In a letter to Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani, Mosul Operation Commander Abdulamir Yarallah thanked Barzani and valued his role and the contribution of the Kurdistan Peshmerga forces in retaking the city of Mosul from the Islamic State (IS).
In the letter, of which BasNews has obtained a copy, Yarallah stated liberating Mosul was feasible through using Kurdistan Region soil.
He expressed his gratitude to the Kurdistan Region authorities who allowed them to use Kurdistan soil for moving their forces inside and outside Mosul.
Yarallah also he placed a high value on Barzani and Peshmerga’s support.
“I extend my endless thanks to the Kurdistan Region and above all His Excellency Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani,” Mosul Operation Commander wrote in his letter.
He also paid tribute to Kurdistan Minister of Interior and Acting Minister of Peshmerga Karim Sinjari as well as the Peshmerga commanders, officers, and troops for their supportive role in the operation.