30 Oct '14, 7pm

Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga Enter Kobani to Aid in Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga Enter Kobani to Aid in Fight Against Islamic State Militants Voice of America Syrian activists said the first of 150 Iraqi Kurdish fighters have arrived in Kobani to help Syrian Kurds in their fight against Islamic State militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said Thursday about 10 of the peshmerga forces from Iraq's Kurdistan region crossed into Kobani from Turkey. Around 150 fighters spent Wednesday traveling across Turkey toward the Syrian border under an agreement with the Turkish government to let them pass through. ​​The monitoring group said the remaining peshmerga fighters were expected to enter the town - known as Ayn al-Arab in Arabic – “within hours.” “That initial group, I was told, is here to carry out the planning for our strategy going forward,” Meryem Koban...

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