The US-led coalition against the Daesh has been preparing an assault to retake Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq.
"We are requesting…that we have a clear understanding who is going to play what role in this plan and what the chain of command structure is for any military operations to liberate Mosul," Talabani stated at a conference hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington, DC.
Talabani noted that the KRG is confident that its US allies are working diligently on formulating a military plan, most likely with the Iraqi government, but the Kurds want to ensure that the strategy to retake Mosul is well thought through.
The town of Mosul has been held by the Islamic State, or Daesh, since 2014, and served as the terror group’s stronghold inside Iraq.
Coalition leaders have been reluctant to indicate a time-table for the city’s liberation. Over the past 18 months, the coalition has retaken a number of cities surrounding Mosul in an effort to choke off outside support to the Islamic State.