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Peshmarga Joins Fight Against Islamic State in Kobani

Smoke and dust rise over town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province on Oct. 22, 2014.

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led air strikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the civil war, said heavy clashes erupted …

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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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