Kurds launch rally ‘we will never forget the Peshmerga’ in London


Kurdish female fighters of the Peshmerga in northern Iraq. File photo

ARA News

Kurdish activists in the United Kingdom are launching a rally in the city of London to show appreciation to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces that are fighting ISIS on the frontlines near Mosul.

“The Peshmerga are effectively fighting an often better-equipped terrorist force and have suffered considerable sacrifice of life and many injuries,” Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) representation office in the UK said in a statement to ARA News.

“They are defending the citizens of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq in general and religious freedom in particular. But they are also defending the freedom of the whole international community which would be even more threatened if the barbarians of the so-called Islamic State are not defeated,” it said.

The KRG has urged people in the United Kingdom to come together in front of the House of Lord on Wednesday, November 30.

“Today we come together to pray for our heroic Peshmergas and remember the fallen on the field of honour. We thank them for their sacrifices and wish a speedy recovery for the wounded Peshmergas. We reiterate our endless support to them and say ‘We will never forget the Peshmerga’,” the KRG said.

The UK rally is organized while Alan Duncan, a Scottish fighter who served for two years with the Peshmerga forces against ISIS is under investigation under schedule 7 of the terrorist act in Scotland.

“Scottish police have contacted me the are having a meeting with the Scottish crown prosecution service on whether to charge me under the terrorism act,” Duncan told ARA News.

The Peshmerga General Bahram Arif told ARA News in Bashiqa District that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces appreciate the help Alan Duncan gave to the Kurds in the fight against ISIS.

Reporting by: Wladimir van Wilgenburg | Source: ARA News 

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