The statement of the commander of the Peshmerga forces was as follows:
The commander of the Peshmerga forces said that a meeting was held by the Peshmerga commander in the presence of all the people of the region was also mentioned the great martyr Dr. Ghassemlou.
The commander of the Peshmerga forces of Kurdistan talked about the new phase of their situation, which means (resistance) and also talked about the duties of citizens and Peshmerga insisting that it is very important at this stage.
After the meeting, the Peshmerga forces lifted the flag of Kurdistan on the platform of the Mosque of Awae and left the area to continue the activities and struggle.
The commander of the Peshmerga forces said that after one day which means on Monday, the 16th of July, the spies were deployed in the region for fear of the presence of the Peshmerga forces. They removed the flag from the pulpit and arrested several people from the region.