Masrour Barzani: Peshmerga equipped to hold frontline, not to outgun enemy
Islamic State (ISIS) begun in Iraq, flourished in Syria and expanded in the Middle East and northern Africa to become a global threat, says Masrour Barzani, the Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC).
Exactly two years after the fall of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, into the hands of the ISIS militants, the senior Kurdish official emphasized that the group is not only a threat to the regional countries, but it is threatening the entire globe.
Barzani posted on social media on Thursday that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces are equipped to hold the frontline, “but not enough to outgun the enemy.”
The message comes as the Kurdish officials have constantly been de- manding the international community to provide them with sufficient modern weaponry, especially heavy arms, in order to eradicate IS sooner.
June 10th marks the second anniversary of the fall of Mosul in 2014, when the extremist group crossed the Syrian borders into Iraq and after only four days seized the major city.