By Patrick Schmidt.
The British government announced Sunday the dispatch of an official special military envoy to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). General Sir Simon Mayall will assume the title of “Government Security Envoy.”
“He will travel to Iraq next week to meet with political leaders in Baghdad and the Kurdistan Regional Government in Erbil as part of our ongoing work to encourage all Iraqi communities to unite together against the common enemy that is ISIL,” said a British government spokesperson.
“General Mayall’s extensive experience of the region means he will be able to draw on a broad range of existing relationships across Iraq, the region and with close allies,” added the official.
(Source: Rudaw English)