First group of Iraqi Peshmerga in Kobane return home
ŞANLIURFA – Anadolu Agency
The first group of Iraqi Peshmerga forces sent to fight in the Syrian town of Kobane in October has returned to Iraq through Turkey. AA PhotoThe first group of Iraqi Peshmerga forces sent to fight in the Syrian town of Kobane in October has returned to Iraq through Turkey.
According to sources, the Peshmerga forces arrived at the Arbil International Airport via a private plane from Turkey’s southeastern Şanlıurfa province on Dec. 4.
A second contingent of Peshmerga fighters streamed across the Syrian border from Turkey late Dec. 2 to join the fight against jihadists in Kobane.
The Iraqi Peshmerga fighters in Kobane are fighting alongside Syrian Kurdish groups against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The Iraqi army and Peshmerga have been battling ISIL in Iraq since mid-June, when the terrorist group took control of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq.