KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces seized a large number of weapons that the Shi’ite militias were attempting to smuggle into Kirkuk.
A video recorded by the Peshmerga forces and circulated on social media websites shows a large number of weapons that the Peshmerga forces seized on September 16 over night.
The militias from Hashd al-Shaabi had planned to smuggle these weapons into Kirkuk for creating tensions in the city. The weapons were seized at Daquq check point in southern Kirkuk and later handed to Commandos of Unit 70 of the Peshmerga forces.
Along with the weapons, eight militias of Hashd al-Shaabi who were trying to bring the weapons into Kirkuk were arrested.