Barzani: Kur­dish unity of pur­pose lib­er­ated Kobani

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Fol­low­ing the lib­er­a­tion of the Ro­jawa Kur­dish city of Kobani, the Pres­i­dent of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion re­leased a state­ment on Jan­uary 27 in which he con­grat­u­lated the Kur­dish fighters of the YPG/YPJ, sup­ported by the Pesh­merga and the coun­tries in­volved in the coali­tion air strikes.

“I congratulate the Kur­dish peo­ple for this suc­cess. This is a sig­nif­i­cant suc­cess for all Kurds and it is the suc­cess of hu­man­ity against th­ese in­hu­man ter­ror­ists,” read the state­ment.

Barzani states his ad­mi­ra­tion for the hero­ism dis­played by the com­bined ground forces in clear­ing the city of Is­lamic State mil­i­tants.

“We must thank the US-led coali­tion that played a ma­jor role by pro­vid­ing air sup­port. I also thank Turkey for al­low­ing the Pesh­merga to cross the coun­try and ar­rive in Kobani in or­der to sup­port Kur­dish fighters in the city,” said Barzani.

Barzani said that los­ing con­trol of some neigh­bor­hoods, vil­lages and towns is not a de­feat; de­feat is when the re­sis­tance of the peo­ple fails. Kobani is to­day in the hands of the Kurds be­cause of their un­ceas­ing re­sis­tance.

The Kur­dish Pres­i­dent said that he is sure that the sup­port of Kur­dish peo­ple, the help of Kur­dish al­lies and the re­sis­tance of Kobani will in­spire the ma­jor­ity of Kur­dish peo­ple in the fight against the ter­ror­ists.

“The sac­ri­fices made by peo­ple in the 133 day siege are both hon­or­able and heroic. The unity of pur­pose dis­played by Kurds has lib­er­ated the city,” he con­cluded.

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