Iraqi Kurds say they have secured route to besieged Sinjar mountain

World Dec 19, 2014

Iraqi Kurds say they have secured route to besieged Sinjar mountain

Kurdish peshmerga fighters have secured a route to Iraq's Sinjar mountain, where hundreds of people had been trapped by Islamic State fighters, Masrour Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council, said on Thursday. "The peshmerga have managed to reach the mountain. A ...

World Sep 1, 2014

Germany to send Iraqi Kurds enough weapons for 4,000 fighters

Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State insurgents, whose advances threaten to destabilize the Middle East, the defense minister said on Sunday. The equipment will include armor-piercing weapons like anti-tank rockets, thousands of assault rifles, ...