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


Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using





US to Give Kurdish Forces Air Support

By Rudaw 5/8/2014
Kurdish forces pounding ISIS positions near the Mosul dam.
Kurdish forces pounding ISIS positions near the Mosul dam.

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Rudaw has learned from a high-level American official that the United States has offered the Kurds air support in their fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The official source who didn’t want to be named said that the US would also provide the Kurdish Peshmerga with arms and military expertise.

The American offer is said to include humanitarian aid to be transported by air to the people of Shangal and Zumar who have been displaced as a result of fighting in their areas.

This newspaper has also learned that a number of European countries have contacted the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) with offers of military support.

The Kurdish forces went on the offensive against militants of the Islamic State (IS) for the first time on Sunday.

Going from a defensive policy to full-scale offensive came after the Islamic State overran Zumar and Shangal west of Mosul where the majority of the population are Yezidi Kurds.

Kurdish forces have faced a major challenge defending more than 1,000 kilometers of border with the newly created Islamic State.

In the past 24 hours the Peshmerga have reclaimed many villages from the Islamic militants as well as the Rabia border crossing between the Kurdistan Region and Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan).




Data pager
Page size:
aNgRybiRd | 5/8/2014
March to Mosul and teach them a lesson! Biji Peshmarga!
PDK-Syria | 5/8/2014
Good news. I wonder what KRG had too promise USA in return. However, this is good news.
Ashi | 5/8/2014
Let's see if this aid and air support will actually happen.
FAUthman | 5/8/2014
If this is true it is icredibly good,good news!!
Kurdish | 5/8/2014

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

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

What You Say

Mohamedzzz | 5/31/2016 5:41:14 AM
Turkey number one enemy of the Kurds.
CC | 5/31/2016 6:25:14 AM
@Jiyan you do realize that he/she was mocking the turks?
Turkey suggests joint operations with US, but no Kurds
| 15 hours ago | (21)
duroi | 5/31/2016 3:20:53 AM
Ocalan is right that HDP took a big gamble and lost. But Kurds and Erdogan had already reached a deadend after Turkey assassinated Sakineh Cansiz....
Mohamedzzz | 5/31/2016 6:23:36 AM
Freedom is priceless, I'm amazed to see how Kurds want to accept anything but Freedom, Kurds are not fed up to be treated as 2nd class citizen for...
Ocalan’s brother: HDP made mistakes over Erdogan
| yesterday at 08:43 | (8)
A Kurd in exile | 5/30/2016 12:26:15 AM
it is a pure lie that Turkey is cooperating with the U.S. in its fight against ISIS, or is urging the U.S. to "step-up its retaliation to ISIS rocket...
I promote Truth | 5/31/2016 6:22:18 AM
@A Kurd in exile Lol I thought Russia were the ones that put an end to Daesh. I guess all of that was just a charade.
Turkey, US coalition kill 40 ISIS militants in cross-border attack in Syria
| yesterday at 05:30 | (2)
Wuria | 5/31/2016 2:19:13 AM
They are the worst of the worst but they are the victims of the Quran | 5/31/2016 6:07:01 AM
If they want to show remorse for fighting the Peshmerga, than they should fight ISIS with Peshmerga.
Surrendered ISIS militants in Khazir talk to Rudaw
| 16 hours ago | (11)
0.625 seconds