kurds make gains amid Syria power vaccum

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posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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Kurds purchasing arms to defend their new 1,200 kilometer long border :

BAGHDAD, — A high-ranking Iraqi official on Sunday said security agencies have uncovered a secret weapons deal between the autonomous Kurdistan region and an unnamed foreign country.

"Iraqi security agencies (discovered) a secret weapons deal between the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, and a foreign country," the security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"The weapons include anti-armour and anti-aircraft missiles, and a large number of heavy weapons," the official said, without specifying the exact weapons systems.
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posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 12:10 PM
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30 killed as Kurdish PKK rebels attack Turkish security complex

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey's Kurdish region,— Kurdish rebels armed with machine-guns and rocket launchers attacked a security complex in southeastern Turkey [northern Kurdistan] overnight, triggering fierce fighting that left about 30 people dead, local sources said Monday.
The PKK has stepped up its assaults against Turkish security forces in recent months, with Turkish officials and the local media linking the surge to the conflict raging in neighbouring Syria.

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