Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepare to battle Islamic State group in Kobani

Publié: 1 novembre 2014 dans 5 - GUERRES & Conflits, Informations générales, Irak, MOYEN-ORIENT, Terrorisme
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Global News

MURSITPINAR, Turkey – Iraqi peshmerga fighters prepared Saturday to battle Islamic State group militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, just hours after they arrived in a town that’s become a focal point in the battle against the extremists.

The force brought in badly needed heavy weapons including artillery, heavy machine-guns and anti-tank missiles, material that could tip the balance of power in favour of the embattled Kurds fighting there.

The deployment came as Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front scored a major victory against a moderate rebel faction, capturing their headquarters as well as the mountainous strategic region of Jabal al-Zawiya in the northwestern province of Idlib. Jabal al-Zawiya was one of the first areas to fall out of President Bashar Assad’s control after the uprising against his government began in March 2011.

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