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President Barzani: We Believe in Success

President Barzani says Kurdistan hasn't received the weapons they asked.

In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Masoud Barzani, president of Iraq’s Kurdistan region, said Kurdish requests from the international coalition for heavy weapons in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group have not been fully met. Speaking to FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman in the autonomous Kurdistan region in …

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Hollande Says Iraq Army Should Do Like Peshmarga

Kurdish officials complain that they have received little amount of weapons for this though war.

The Iraqi army must do more to show it can fight Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants who have taken over a third of the country, French President Francois Hollande said on Monday. The Iraqi army, riven by sectarian divisions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, put up little …

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France Launches First Air Strike on Islamic State Militants

French Dassault Rafale combat aircraft are being used in the strikes against State militants. Photo: AFP

French jets have carried out their first air strike against Islamic State militants in Iraq, successfully destroying their target. French president Francois Hollande made the announcement, vowing that more operations would follow. “This morning at 9:40, our Rafale planes carried out a first strike against a logistics depot of the …

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