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President Barzani’s Statement on Peshmarga Move Towards Kobane

More than 150 Peshmargas have been deployed to Kobane, taking heavy weapons.

The President of Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani released a statement regarding the deployment of Peshmarga forces to Kobane. “We are proud that our people in Rojava and in Kurdistan Region are bravely fighting ISIS terrorists and inflicted heavy losses on them,” read his statement, adding that coalition airstrikes and military aid “from …

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Parliament of Kurdistan Approves Sending Peshmarga to Kobane

The Parliament of Kurdistan approved Barzani's request to send forces to Kobane.

  Iraqi Kurdish regional lawmakers Wednesday approved the deployment of security forces to the Syrian town of Kobane to help Kurds battling the Islamic State jihadist group, the parliament speaker said. The planned deployment of Kurdish peshmerga forces to neighbouring Syria, the details which are still under discussion, stretches the …

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Masrour Barzani Calls For More Assistance

Kurdish refugees look on from the Turkish side, as the fighting intensifies several kilometres away.

Heavy fighting continues between the self-proclaimed Islamic State militants and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in the city of Kobani, near the Turkey-Syria border. It’s one of the key battlegrounds in the fight against the militants, and its effects are raising humanitarian, military and geopolitical questions around the region and the world. …

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