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Kurdistan

Peshmerga Need PYD Greenlight to Join Kobane Defense

By Rudaw 20/9/2014
“Sending Peshmerga forces to Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) to defend Kobane needs a political agreement between the Kurdistan Region and the authorities of those areas of Kurdistan,” Aziz Waisi, the commander of the Zeravani Special Forces told Rudaw.
“Sending Peshmerga forces to Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) to defend Kobane needs a political agreement between the Kurdistan Region and the authorities of those areas of Kurdistan,” Aziz Waisi, the commander of the Zeravani Special Forces told Rudaw.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The commander of Kurdistan Region’s special Zervani forces said that the Peshmerga are ready to join the fight in Kobane, but that the move needs the agreement of all parties.


“Sending Peshmerga forces to Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) to defend Kobane needs a political agreement between the Kurdistan Region and the authorities of those areas of Kurdistan,” Aziz Waisi, the commander of the Zeravani Special Forces told Rudaw. “Unless there is such an agreement we can’t take any steps.”


Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga ministry said on Friday that they would do “all they can to assist the people of Kobane” to halt the onslaught of the Islamic State (IS) on the Kurdish city in northern Syria.


However, Waisi said on Saturday that no Peshmerga units have been sent to join the fight yet.


“We are ready to go and defend Rojava if the PYD accepts,” said Waisi. “We cannot go there without their approval.”


The Democratic Union Party (PYD) is the authority in charge of Kobane and other Kurdish areas of Syria.


PYD’s armed wing—the Peoples Protection Units (YPG)—is leading the fight against the IS militants in Kobane.


The commander of the Zeravani Forces said that without clear coordination with the PYD, sending the Peshmerga to Rojava would lead to tensions.


Waisi said that there is no official directive to send forces from the Kurdistan Region to Rojava, but that individuals might have crossed the border to join the fight as volunteers.


Sources close to the PYD said that hundreds of young men from the Kurdish areas of Turkey have joined the YPG units in the past three days for the defense of Kobane.


Also on Friday the Turkish government opened its borders to tens of thousands of refugees who have fled the IS assault on their city.

 

 

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Marxist=losers. | 20/9/2014
Will pkk ever become nationalists? Bijî Peshmerga bijî Guerilla, bijî Kurd u Kurdistan.
PESHMERGA AND YPG UNITED | 20/9/2014
And why does the pyd Not give Green light to Peshmerga ?????
Alejandro Lopez | 20/9/2014
Another news of Rudaw leaving PYD under suspicions. Even if PYD "let" peshmerga support, how peshmerga will enter Kobane? There are only two ways; peshmerga can enter there from Turkey or from ISIS territory. Speaking is free! If you want to help don't wait, help please. Kurds need your help!
Future | 20/9/2014
It's time to avveie each other and to show the World that we can stand together and fight for our country! Dosent metter it is ISIS or Assad's regime, we have to fight for our country!
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ܣܗܕܐ ܝܘܢܢ | 20/9/2014
Need PYD Green light? People are in danger and are inches from death and you want a green light? Change the lightbulb to green and get in there!
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