Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Update on Kurdistan    

(Kurdish Regional Government of Iraq)

This all has happened since I wrote the previous article.

News, 11/17/2014
Shows pretty much how the Peshmerga (Kurdish army) has been alone in the fight against the Islamic State.  Also the video tells of the problem of refugees and the strain on their economy and how some of the Sunni refugees are not necessarily friends to the Kurds.
Kurds repulse attack on border town.
More news, 11/19/2014
Talks of the economic problems the Semi-autonomous Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq is having since the Iraq government stopped paying government workers because of the KRG going around the Iraq government to sell its oil.
Barzani, KRG leader claims they are doing most of the fighting and deserve to get heavier equipment from the coalition of forces now fighting the Islamic State.  They have been at the forefront of this fight.  They want some armed personal carriers and helicopters.
Breaking 11/19/2014
From the Newspaper of Erbil the capital of the Kurdish Regional Government.  Tells of the ISIS Governor of Mosul was killed in US air strikes.  The Kurds have been fighting and taking back territory the Islamic state has taken along their border with Iraq.  They are in the process of solidifying Kirkuk an oil rich city, and the biggest oil prize is Mosul.  Kirkuk is on their way to Mosul.
For up to date news from the Kurdish Regional Government their newspaper out of their capital of Erbil.