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Iraqi Kurds will support Kobani’s defenders with artillery fire

Iraqi Kurds are ready to support their Syrian counterparts defending Kobani with artillery fire, but they do not intend to get involved in direct hostilities with militants of the IG, reports RIA News with reference to the representative of Iraqi Kurdistan Zafina Design.

Iraqi Kurds will support Kobani’s defenders with artillery fire

The Kurdish authorities are planning to send peshmerga militia units to Kobani through Turkey immediately after the transition plan is finally agreed with the Turkish government and the Syrian Kurds.

Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt авavushoglu said that the government would not hinder the passage of Kurdistan’s militia.

In addition, on Friday, President Tayyip Erdogan agreed to allow 1,3 troops, thousands of people, to enter the Turkish territory in the number of XNUMX, who are also sent to Kobani to assist in the fight against the Islamic State grouping.

Meanwhile aviation the international anti-terrorist coalition continues to strike at the positions of the IG. Twelve air strikes were carried out in Iraq and five in Syria.

“In Syria, five air strikes near Kobani destroyed seven IG vehicles and militant buildings ... Among the countries that are members of the coalition, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands participated in air strikes in Iraq ... Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and Bahrain, "- said in a statement the US Central Command.

Nevertheless, the Islamists are not going to give up their positions and continue to arm themselves. As the German media reported with reference to the intelligence services of the Federal Republic of Germany, the IG fighters developed portable air defense systems (MANPADS) capable of shooting down civilian aircraft. it weapon got to the militants from the arsenals left by the Syrian army. Among the captured anti-aircraft weapons are both the old model 70-x, and the most modern. According to the press, "MANPADS are easy to maintain and do not require lengthy preparation for their use." They are especially dangerous for ships taking off and landing.

Newspaper NEWS recalls that Qatar Airways and Austrian Airlines continue to use Northern Iraq’s airspace.
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  1. Magic archer
    Magic archer 27 October 2014 10: 33
    Apparently, after the victory over ISIS, the Kurds will do everything to create their own state! And oh, how Turkey will not like it ...
    1. Giant thought
      Giant thought 27 October 2014 10: 40
      A cocktail is brewing ever steeper in the Iraqi and Syrian Middle East.
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  2. propolsky
    propolsky 27 October 2014 10: 38
    Well done, you have to fight for your homeland and your land in any conditions and with any enemy!
  3. valday
    valday 27 October 2014 10: 52
    They’ll somehow help with the artillery, but they don’t want to get into the battle directly. But if ISIS takes Kobani, then you still have to join the battle. Can still help in full?! ...
    1. Viktor Kudinov
      Viktor Kudinov 27 October 2014 11: 48
      Iraqi Kurds may be happy to help Kobani better. But in Iraq they are holding back IS to the limit. request
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 October 2014 11: 07
    It seems that there is a struggle among the Kurds, who is more important. Syrian will be weaker. Share the fruits of victory without winning it. The last thing.
  5. Pathfinder_II
    Pathfinder_II 27 October 2014 11: 48
    It has long been a thought that Assad had to promise the Kurds autonomy in the north of the country in exchange for cleansing from Islamic population.
  6. Prager
    Prager 27 October 2014 12: 46
    Kurds are unlikely to defeat jihadists on their own. here a whole well-planned operation of a strategic scale is required.
  7. SveTok
    SveTok 27 October 2014 17: 57
    IG has no future and never will be.