Iraqi Kurds call for foreign ground troops in anti-IS fight

February 4, 2015 2:56 PM

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Iraqi Kurds call for foreign ground troops in anti-IS fight

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A senior Iraqi Kurdish official on Wednesday called for greater support in the battle against the Islamic State group, including with foreign troops, saying the Kurds are "alone" in the fight.

Fouad Hussein, chief of staff to Kurdish President Massoud Barzani, said the U.S.-led coalition airstrikes are helpful but "to finish ISIS ... you need to finish it on the ground. And on the ground, we are most of the time alone. So we need partners."

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