In a statement, the President of the Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, praised the forces of security forces and the fight against terrorism in the Kurdistan Region for the arrest of the main suspect and his assistant in the terrorist shooting that took place on July 17, 2019 in a restaurant in Erbil city.
The text of the statement:
“The security forces and anti-terrorist forces in Kurdistan successfully arrested today the chief accused and his accomplice in the terrorist shooting of July 17, 2019 at a restaurant in Erbil, the terrorist operation that unfortunately led to the death of a Turkish diplomat and two citizens of the Kurdistan Region.
The success of security forces and the fight against terrorism in the performance of its main functions, a proof of the sincerity of these forces to their duty and to protect the Kurdistan Region and citizens. After such sad and cowardly incidents, the authorities of the Territory have focused mainly on the arrest of the guilty and their collaborators. The success of the security forces and counter-terrorism forces has shown that they have consistently thwarted the terrorists’ efforts and prevented them from harming the people and guests of the Territory.
These forces have so far dedicated all their capabilities to protect Kurdistan Region and its citizens. They will continue in the future, as in the past, their hard work to ensure security and security in the Kurdistan Region. Those who were arrested and their collaborators will be dealt with according to the law.