Readout of Chancellor Masrour Barzani’s meeting with Commanding General of Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve

Chancellor Masrour Barzani today received Lieutenant General Paul LaCamer, Commanding General of  Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) , and discussed progress in the anti-ISIL campaign. They agreed defeating the ISIL ideology requires addressing the underlying causes, many of them political, and restoring services and security to liberated areas. Both sides also underscored the need for reconciliation. Chancellor Barzani praised the Global Coalition’s continued training and aid to Peshmerga and Iraqi Security Forces. On Syria, he reiterated calls for a peaceful, negotiated settlement that protects the rights and safety of the Kurdish people.