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Germany prepared to arm Kurds in Iraq

Daily Star Germany is prepared to send arms to Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants, Germany’s foreign and defense ministers said Wednesday. Military equipment such as helmets and security vests would be sent immediately, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier […]

France to arm Kurds in Iraq

BBC France will supply arms to Iraq’s Kurds “in the coming hours”, French President Francois Hollande has announced. France has received approval from authorities in Baghdad for the decision, French media reports say. Kurdish forces have been fighting militants from the Islamic State (IS) group. The conflict has […]

U.S. invasion main cause of Iraq crisis

Associated Foreign Press The rise of Al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq can be traced to America’s invasion of the country more than a decade ago, as it left a power vacuum and unleashed sectarian bloodletting, experts said Friday.With television footage of Sunni extremists sweeping across Iraq this week, critics […]