200 Peshmerga fighters to be sent to Kobani
The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq has decided to send 200 Peshmerga fighters with heavy weapons to Kobani, as a first step after Turkey announced that it would allow Kurdish forces to travel to Syria in order to fight against Islamist jihadists,Hurriyet daily news reported.

The move means that the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in Syria and the KRG’s Peshmerga forces have reached an agreement, diplomatic sources in Ankara said, describing the decision as an expected development.

KRG lawmakers gathered on Oct. 22 to vote on sending reinforcements to Kobani to hold off the Islamic State (IS).

Kurdish forces have played a leading role in northern Iraq in combating IS, which has seized large parts of the country and neighboring Syria, declaring an Islamic “caliphate” in areas under its control.

News Code: 8676  |  Date: 2014/10/23  |  Time: 9 : 1

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