Salahadin, Iraq - The Kurdish government in the north of Iraq is training Kurdish-Syrian fighters who will be sent back to defend Kurdish territory at home, says Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani.
In an interview with Al Jazeera at the presidential palace near Erbil on Sunday, Barzani confirmed for the first time the presence of a training camp in the Kurdish region.
The training puts yet another twist on complicated Kurdish relations and highlights major differences between the policy of the Kurdish regional government and Iraq’s central government towards neighbouring Syria.
Iraq Kurdistan supporting/behind formation of Syria Kurdistan. So to speak. It’s also been reported Syrian Kurds have been overtaking several cities/towns inside Syria.