Iraq's Kurdish Government to Send Fresh Troops to Kobani

Iraq's Kurdish Government to Send Fresh Troops to Kobani
Mon Dec 1, 2014 13:39:41

Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government has announced it will soon send replacements for its 150 Peshmerga fighters who were recently sent to Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey on Oct. 28, Anadolu Agency reports.

"Our Peshmerga fighters in Kobani are tired. We will send new troops into the region,” Cabbar Yaver, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs, said Sunday.

The 150 Peshmerga were sent to Kobani to fight alongside Kurdish groups battling so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant”, or the ISIL terrorists.

The Peshmerga’s new unit is awaiting departure with new weapons and ammunition. The new troops are expected to pass through Turkey’s Sirnak’s districts, Silopi and Cizre, Mardin's district of Nusaybin and Kiziltepe, and Sanliurfa’s district of Suruc before they arrive in Kobani.

The Iraqi army and Peshmerga have been battling the ISIL in Iraq since mid-June, when the terrorist group took control of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. The militant group is said to be now in control of swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.

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