Pres­i­dent Barzani meets Pesh­merga forces re­turned from Kobane

“Pesh­merga has made his­tory by go­ing to Kobane. You all made us proud. You recorded glory for your­self, your fam­i­lies and your coun­try,” said Pres­i­dent Barzani.

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Pres­i­dent Barzani warmly wel­comed the re­turn­ing Pesh­merga forces who had been sta­tioned in Kobane in Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan.

Dur­ing the meet­ing Pres­i­dent Barzani ex­pressed his heart­felt ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the Pesh­merga forces in gen­eral and those sta­tioned in Kobane in par­tic­u­lar, adding that the Pesh­merga forces in Kobane were con­duct­ing the hon­or­able task of pro­tect­ing the hon­our and dig­nity of the peo­ple of Kur­dis­tan against the ter­ror­ists of the Is­lamic State.

The Pres­i­dent said that he watched Pesh­marga con­voy on the way to Kabne from tele­vi­sion chan­nels. He stressed that he could not con­trol him­self and cried when he saw that huge num­ber of the Kur­dish peo­ple wel­comed them in Kur­dish ci­ties in Turkey.

He also stated that his tears came down when they re­turned to Er­bil and were wel­comed by their fam­ily mem­bers.

The KRG Pres­i­dent Barzani ex­pressed his grat­i­tude to the role of Pesh­marga in both Iraqi and Syr­ian Kur­dis­tan in the fight against the ter­ror­ist.

“The pride of pro­tect­ing your sis­ters and brothers in another part of Kur­dis­tan was given to you. You all made us proud for your sacrifice.”

Pres­i­dent Barzani stated that the Pesh­merga forces of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion are ready to con­tinue pro­vid­ing mil­i­tary and other forms of support to the peo­ple of Kobane.

The Pres­i­dent also ex­pressed his con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies and loved ones of the Pesh­merga forces who had been mar­tyred by the ter­ror­ists since the start of the war in early Au­gust.

The Pres­i­dent also promised that they would con- tinue to pro­vide as­sis­tance to Kur­dish fight­ers in Kobani “As long as they need our help”.

Re­gard­ing the is­sue of in­de­pen­dence, Pres­i­dent Barzani said that the ter­ror­ists had been ma­nip­u­lated to stop the process of in­de­pen­dence and ref­er­en­dum in Kur­dis­tan. He added that the process had reached an ad­vanced stage, and the pur­pose of at­tack­ing Kur­dis­tan was to de­rail the process. "If thou­sands of IS ter­ror­ists, "Barzani said, "come to Kur­dis­tan the process will never stop."

Barzani said that there were two ma­jor rea­sons that the IS mil­i­tants at­tacked Kur­dis­tan. First, they wanted to stop the in­de­pen­dence process. Sec­ond one was the blind support of Sun­nis to IS, hop­ing to con­trol dis­puted ar­eas un­der Ar­ti­cle 140.

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