Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

World Nov 3, 2014

Iraqi Kurds join fight against Islamic State in Kobani

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have joined the fight against Islamic State militants in Kobani, hoping their support for fellow Kurds backed by U.S.-led airstrikes will keep the ultra-hardline group from seizing the Syrian border town. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the civil war, ...

World Oct 22, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish fighters poised to deploy in hours for Kobani battle

Iraqi Kurdish fighters will be deployed to Kobani within hours to bolster the town's defenders in their battle against Islamic State, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official with knowledge of the operation said. The reinforcements will remain under the command of the Kurdish Regional Government in ...

World Sep 4, 2014

Italy may begin weapons deliveries to Iraq Kurds by next week

Italy should be able to start deliveries of weapons to Kurdish forces by next week, once final arrangements with Iraqi authorities are completed, Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti told parliament on Wednesday. Along with other European countries, including Germany and France, Italy has agreed to send ...