Kurdish capitol continues as normal despite growing IS threat - Israel News, Ynetnews
 
ynetnews
web


   Israel News

Israel News
World News
Israel Opinion
Jewish
Israel Business
Israel Culture
Israel Travel
Kurds Under Fire

Erbil resident Shahalo Nanakali
Erbil resident Shahalo Nanakali 
 
 

Kurdish capitol continues as normal despite growing IS threat

Ynet exclusive: Erbil resident says work, nightlife continues but border region faces threat from well-armed enemy trying to kill civilians.

Attila Somfalvi
Published: 08.11.14, 11:32 / Israel News

Concern over the fast advance of terrorist forces from the Islamic State is growing in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region in

the wake of the group's lightening military advance in the region.

 

 

However, Kurdish resident Shahalo Nanakali told Ynet that life in the Kurdish capitol of Erbil is still continuing as normal. According to Nanakali, the threat from IS while very serious in nature, remains at the border areas of the Kurdish region

where fighters with the Peshmerga are working alongside Iraqi aid and US airstrikes to push the militants back.

 

צילום: אורי דוידוביץ' ואסי כהן

סגורסגור

שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

סגורסגור

הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

Ynet's exclusive Skype interview with Kurdish resident Shahalo Nanakali

 

Initial reports from the Associated Press Monday suggested that the US had begun directly arming the Kurdish military forces known as the Peshmerga. The Kurds have repeatedly asked for American weapons, but the US has turned down the group preferring instead to arm the national Iraqi government.

 

The Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq, has made astounding military gains over the last two months, threatening the survival of the Iraqi government and regional ethnic groups of conflicting ideological and religious backgrounds.  

 

commentcomment   PrintPrint  Send to friendSend to friend   
Tag with Del.icio.us Bookmark to del.icio.us




 

RSS RSS | About | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Terms of use | Advertise with us | Site Map

Site developed by  YIT Advanced Technology Solutions