Mas­rour Barzani: Pesh­merga equipped to hold front­line, not to out­gun en­emy

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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.

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