Iraqi Kurdish fighters heading to Syria to join fight for Kobani

October 28, 2014 4:14 PM

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IRBIL, Iraq – Dozens of Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga fighters will fly to Turkey on Tuesday and from there cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds fight Muslim militants, a spokesman for the Kurdish force said.

According to the spokesman, Halgurd Hekmat, the peshmerga fighters will leave the city of Irbil, in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, later in the day. He gave no further details.

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