KRG to send Peshmerga into Kobane’s fight against ISIS


President Barzani with Peshmerga officers. File photo

ARA News

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) emphasized its intention to send Peshmerga forces to the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobane, where Kurdish forces of the YPG are struggling against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS). 

On Tuesday, the Secretary-General of the Ministery of Peshmerga, Jabbar Yawar, said during a press conference in Erbil that the KRG is determined to send Peshmerga forces to back their peers in Kobane in the fight against IS extremists –who are trying to take over the border city. 

Yawar said the KRG had supplied the Kurdish fighters in Kobane with aid, including arms and ammunition.

According to the U.S. Central Command, C-130 transport planes made “multiple” drops of supplies provided by the Iraqi Kurds to the Kurdish fighters in Kobane.

Iraqi Kurdistan’s decision to send forces to Kobane came one day after Turkey said it would allow Kurdish forces to cross into the war-torn city.

The U.S., which is leading an international coalition to combat IS militants in Syria and Iraq, welcomed Turkey’s move on Monday.


Reporting by: Alwan Ciziri

Source: ARA News 

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