Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

Following Saturday’s explosion, Zeravani forces to destroy all weapons confiscated from ISIS

By Rudaw 27/8/2017
An explosion at a location where weapons captured from ISIS was stored by the Kurdish Zeravani force caused a big fire on August 26, 2017. Photo: Rudaw TV
An explosion at a location where weapons captured from ISIS was stored by the Kurdish Zeravani force caused a big fire on August 26, 2017. Photo: Rudaw TV

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – After explosions at two separate weapons storage sites of the Zeravani Peshmerga in August, the command of the force have said that they will destroy all weapons confiscated from ISIS militants to prevent similar incidents being repeated in the future.
 
The announcement came a day after a weapon storage facility of the force near Erbil International Airport exploded Saturday night that caused a fire and a loud bang that could be heard in the city center. 
 
The explosion initially raised fears that it may be a terrorist attack inside the city.
 
The command ruled out any terror related incident.
 
“We reassure everyone that the incident is not related to a terrorist act,” a statement published by the command read Sunday.
 
“The cause of the fire is because the ISIS weapons are not made according to international standards and scientific methods,” the statement added.
 
It said that the Zeravani forces have decided to destroy all weapons confiscated from ISIS being held at every storage location since they fear such incidents may be repeated in the future.
 
It was the second such incident this month. A similar explosion on August 5 lightly injured three Zeravani Peshmerga soldiers.
 
Although usually called Peshmerga, Zeravani are a militarized police force that is under the command of the Kurdistan Region’s Interior Ministry. 

 

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Sam | 5/20/2018 7:45:31 AM
It was the white people who came illegally from europe and settled in masses in America killing and displacing the native people. Who can they talk...
Aras | 5/22/2018 7:37:21 AM
We know Trump is a idiot
Supreme Court to hear arguments on Trump's travel ban
| 25/4/2018 | (2)
pete | 5/16/2018 5:18:56 AM
@gunrash - if you cannot see the value in rojava then how can you possibly even think you know what life is? Take your own advice my friend.
Ozkan | 5/22/2018 6:57:21 AM
"ENKS (Kurdistan National Council) is the rival of the ruling PYD (Democratic Union Party) in Rojava and it has had good ties with Turkey." ENKS is...
Rojava parties urge Kurdish unity in face of threats
| 8/5/2018 | (9)
art | 5/9/2018 8:18:19 PM
moderator ? LOL
Alan | 5/22/2018 6:07:53 AM
Russsia safed nothing
Christian woman thrives despite Anfal memories of parents, siblings lost
| 13/4/2018 | (7)
Kurdi | 5/12/2018 5:36:27 AM
Pkk is lion outside turky,rat inside it
pete | 5/22/2018 5:21:20 AM
It's very surprising to read this Turkish propaganda in Rudaw. Or is it...?
115 villages evacuated in Sidakan due to PKK presence: local official
| 10/5/2018 | (12)
2.062 seconds