AP Interview: Iraqi Kurds in Kobani 'temporarily'

November 3, 2014 1:21 PM

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Iraqi Kurdish forces will only stay in Syria "temporarily" to help reinforce fellow Kurds fighting to defend the town of Kobani from militants with the Islamic State group, an Iraqi Kurdish politician said Sunday, adding that coalition airstrikes alone will not defeat the militant threat.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Nechervan Barzani, prime minister of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government, said involvement of Kurdish peshmerga fighters in Syria isn't intended to achieve any political goals, but rather, is geared at the short-term goal of aiding fellow Kur...

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