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Syrian Kurds recaptured strategically important heights in al-Hasakah province

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Kurdish formations supported aviation coalition countries knocked out Islamists from the heights of Zenkat, located in al-Hasaka province, reports RIA News with reference to the Lebanese channel Al-Mayadin.


Syrian Kurds recaptured strategically important heights in al-Hasakah province


According to the TV channel, “it was possible to free the heights located near the city of Raas al-Ain after long battles between militias and Islamists.” From the air, the Kurdish units were supported by international coalition aviation. The planes struck at least seven blows at militant positions.

The neighboring provinces of Racca and Deir ez-Zor are almost entirely under the control of the IG. The last stronghold of Syrian forces there remains the Air Force base.

Meanwhile, Iraqi Kurds decided to help their fellow soldiers fighting in the Syrian city of Kobani, and set them weapon.

“The military aid we sent (to Kobani) is a weapon isolated from the arsenals of the region, but not from the supplies we receive as part of international support”- said Jabar Yavar, Secretary General of the Ministry of Affairs for the Peshmerga of Iraqi Kurdistan.

At a regular briefing on Thursday, State Department spokesman Jen Psaki announced that the United States had held direct talks with the Democratic Union party, which is part of the Syrian Kurds.

“We communicated directly with the Democratic Union last weekend”, said psaki, adding that "negotiations were conducted outside Syria."

The United States has long sought to establish contacts with the Syrian Kurds in order to "jointly fight the extremist group Islamic State." They call for similar actions and Turkey, which has deep differences with the local Kurdish population.
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  1. svp67
    svp67 17 October 2014 10: 55 New
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    “The military assistance we sent (to Kobani) is a weapon isolated from the arsenals of the region, but not from the supplies that we receive as part of international support,” said Jabar Yawar, secretary general of the Peshmerga ministry for Iraqi Kurdistan.
    Apparently forgot to add, to clarify - so this is from the old English and Soviet supplies ...
    1. insafufa
      insafufa 17 October 2014 11: 00 New
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      No, this is what remains of Saddam
    2. Viktor Kudinov
      Viktor Kudinov 17 October 2014 11: 02 New
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      The main result. IG begin to seriously beat!
      1. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 17 October 2014 12: 45 New
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        The main result is different: the IS was brought up by the United States in order to beat and earn on this among the local image of the light elves. At the same time, you can increase the presence of the noise, then the contingent. And there is not far from the throw to Damascus. They see the earplugs, that hired Papuans can do nothing Syria. No matter how hard they try.
        So they are preparing their multi-way.
        There would not be a miss.
  2. RAE8
    RAE8 17 October 2014 11: 26 New
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    The Kurds have the main idea - the creation of Kurdistan. In northern Iraq, they managed to create a state entity. Now, naturally, the Kurds are striving to annex “their” lands to it in the territories of Syria, Iran and Turkey. That is, the US is playing the Kurdish card against Syria and Iran.
  3. Luga
    Luga 17 October 2014 12: 16 New
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    Syrian Kurds beat strategically important heights from IS fighters

    Repelled - good. I have a single question. I probably don’t understand the meaning of the word strategic. Maybe the author wanted to say “tactical” or, if the success is really significant, “operational”? Maybe someone will explain to me the correct meaning of the phrase “strategically important” or the real STRATEGIC significance of the victory of the Syrian Kurds?
  4. Prager
    Prager 17 October 2014 15: 45 New
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    many weapons remained in the Middle East of Saddam! decades of war are provided.