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Syria Kurds Rout Jihadists on Iraq Border: Activists
Arab News ^ | Saturday 26 October 2013

Posted on 10/27/2013 3:51:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Syrian Kurds drove jihadists from an Iraq border crossing in fierce clashes on Saturday, activists said, as the UN-Arab League envoy took his regional peace mission to regime ally Iran.

Fighters from both sides were killed in the border clashes, which came a day after Syria’s regime and its opponents traded blame for a car bomb attack on a mosque that left dozens dead.

The Kurds “took control of the Al-Yaarubia border crossing with Iraq at dawn after clashes with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Al-Nusra Front and other rebels,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing activists.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: armenia; iraq; israel; kurdistan; kurds; lebanon; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 10/27/2013 3:51:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Go Kurds!!

Kurds Number 1; Jihadists Number 10.


2 posted on 10/27/2013 4:07:55 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: House Atreides

All joking aside; the Kurds and the Assad forces should adopt a “you leave me alone, I’ll leave you alone” approach. I know that will be hard for them to do, but then they can save their fire for the Jihadists.


3 posted on 10/27/2013 4:10:44 PM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.
The Kurds “took control of the Al-Yaarubia border crossing with Iraq at dawn after clashes with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the Al-Nusra Front and other rebels,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing activists.

4 posted on 10/27/2013 4:24:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nickcarraway

Alexander the Great came upon the Kurds in a mountain fortress and successfully attacked them. The Greeks and Macedonians did regard them as unusually fierce fighters.


5 posted on 10/27/2013 5:17:47 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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6 posted on 10/28/2013 7:01:46 AM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, Michelle on Chicago)
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To: nickcarraway

Kurds get to join EMA (Eastern Minorities’ Alliance). They belong, and anyway they’ll be able to ward off the charge of Islamophobia.


7 posted on 10/28/2013 4:21:28 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: House Atreides

It would be fierce fighting indeed, because the al-Nasra front has massacred Kurdish villages in northern Syria. It is all-out war between them and the Kurds.


8 posted on 10/28/2013 5:13:49 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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