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Kurdistan

IS Moves Forces to Syria from Northern Iraq

By Rudaw 30/9/2014
Islamic State militants in western Iraq. Photo: ISIS video
Islamic State militants in western Iraq. Photo: ISIS video
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Large numbers of Islamic State (IS) militants withdrew from Shingal region on Monday and headed to the Syrian border, Kurdish Peshmerga forces told Rudaw.

“Around sunset a convoy of about 30 IS vehicles left the area and drove towards the Syrian border,” said Haji Ibrahim, a veteran Yezidi Peshmerga.

Ibrahim said that the IS militants were holding their front lines against the Peshmerga forces until Monday.

Ibrahim said that the IS positions around Shingal have been the target of intense US airstrikes in the past few weeks.

IS militants captured Shingal in early August, killing many Yezidi Kurds, taking hundreds captive and displacing around a quarter million.

Ibrahim said that American airstrikes and Peshmerga ground assaults have taken their toll on the IS forces in the border region.

With American and Arab airstrikes increasing against IS bases on both sides of the border, the radical group has been noticed moving its forces from several front lines in the Kurdistan Region to other parts of the country and across the border into Syria.

IS militants are currently concentrated around Kobane in Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) where the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) try to save the Kurdish town from falling to the radical group.


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BEJIT KURD | 30/9/2014
Hope they all run as far away as HELL!!! Har BEJIT Chaven Kurd!!!
Gazi B Zibari, MD, FACS | 30/9/2014
ISIS inflected a significant damage not just to the Yazidi & Shabak Kurds, Christians Turkeman but also to Arabs as well. These coward & barbarian think they are going to do the same with Kobane as they did to Shingal. However, they don't understand that the Peshmerga will chase them down till all of them get eliminated & degraded with western support. They need to understand that Kurdish Nation well is much stronger than their own well of these cowards!!!!!!!شعب سلاحه الجماجم والدم تتحطم الدنيا ولا تتحطم
smarin | 30/9/2014
A convoy of thirty vehicles was able to move for all to see and we nor any of the other 10 countries flying sorties did not see and destroy it? We had better get some spotters on the ground or throw in the towel. Its a disgrace that so many of those daesh pigs could move freely. Confused and pissed vet.
acig | 30/9/2014
All isid scum towards kobane. Yalla yalla yalla, YPG is waiting for you with a kurdish çepki folklore performance. Kobane will be your Stalingrad, you goddamn islamofashists.
Mina | 30/9/2014
When us and other country Will help kobani ? When kobane fall in hand of islamist . When 100 thousend women and children die like sengal then . Why and why they dont help kurdish force in rojava and kobane .Dosnt they See what they do to kurds in kobane . Dosnt they See the need of people .

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