President Barzani condemns IS’s attack on Kobani
Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani condemned the Islamic State (IS) group’s attack on the Kurdish town of Kobani in Syria.
In a statement on Thursday, Barzani called on the international community to stand by Kobani and asked the US-led coalition to support Kurdish fighters in their fight against the ISIS.
“The murderous terrorists once again launched an attack on our sisters and brothers in Kobani and killed and injured a number of civilians,” Barzani said. He described the IS attack as inhumane and cruel.
He also added that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is ready to support and aid the Kurds in Kobani and the rest of Rojava, or Syrian Kurdistan.
IS militants disguised as Kurdish security forces infiltrated Kobani on Thursday and killed many civilians.
"At least 45 were massacred and 150 were injured by the IS thugs," said Redur Xelil, a spokesman for the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, YPG, the militia which controls Kobani.