Iraqi peshmerga fighters cross into Kobane

Iraqi peshmerga fighters have begun entering the Syrian border town of Kobane where they were expected to join the battle against Islamic State and the Levant (ISIL) fighters beseiging the town. Peshmerga forces entered through the Yumurtalik crossing on Friday armed with heavy weaponry, including anti-aircraft machine guns and mobile[…]

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Turkey: 200 Peshmerga being sent to Kobane

The Turkish president has said he is expecting 200 Kurdish Peshmerga fighters will head from Iraq to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane through Turkey after authorities agreed their passage. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he had learned of the agreement to send the fighters, while Kurdish authorities[…]

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Kurds retake Christian villages from IS

Kurdish peshmerga forces on Tuesday recaptured several Christian villages in northern Iraq in clashes with Islamic State (IS) rebels, an officer and a cleric said. Tens of thousands of Iraqi Christians, most of them Chaldeans, fled their homes when IS rebels launched a renewed drive in the north in early[…]

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