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USA: Pro-Kurdish protesters call on White House to support Kurds in Iraq02:22

USA: Pro-Kurdish protesters call on White House to support Kurds in Iraq

United States, Washington DC
October 22, 2017 at 22:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Pro-Kurdish protesters gathered in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday afternoon to call for US support in Kurdish-claimed areas in Iraq. For Nashmin Behrouzi, a Kurdish woman living in the US, Kurds in Iraq are “the biggest allies to the US” in the Middle East and the US administration has to acknowledge their contribution in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)."We've been fighting ISIS by ourselves and we just want to end America's silence, we want help we want support," she concluded. According to Hiwa Raaof, another protester, Iran is involved in the conflict and is "using American weapons."The protesters called for support to Peshmerga fighters who stand alone against Iranian and Iraqi troops.Iraqi forces have gained full control over oil-rich Kirkuk following fierce clashes with Peshmerga forces. The escalation came in the wake of the Kurdish independence referendum, which Baghdad deemed unconstitutional.

USA: Pro-Kurdish protesters call on White House to support Kurds in Iraq02:22
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Pro-Kurdish protesters gathered in front of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Sunday afternoon to call for US support in Kurdish-claimed areas in Iraq. For Nashmin Behrouzi, a Kurdish woman living in the US, Kurds in Iraq are “the biggest allies to the US” in the Middle East and the US administration has to acknowledge their contribution in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)."We've been fighting ISIS by ourselves and we just want to end America's silence, we want help we want support," she concluded. According to Hiwa Raaof, another protester, Iran is involved in the conflict and is "using American weapons."The protesters called for support to Peshmerga fighters who stand alone against Iranian and Iraqi troops.Iraqi forces have gained full control over oil-rich Kirkuk following fierce clashes with Peshmerga forces. The escalation came in the wake of the Kurdish independence referendum, which Baghdad deemed unconstitutional.

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