Senior Kurdish official: Iraqi peshmerga leave for Syrian town of Kobani

ARBIL - Iraqi peshmerga fighters left on Tuesday for the beseiged Syrian town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds in their battle against Islamic State militants, a senior Kurdish official said.
Hemin Hawrami, a senior official in the Kurdistan Democratic Party, said in a tweet that peshmerga were on the move from Arbil airport to the Turkish border town of Silopi from where they will travel by land to Kobani.
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