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Iraqi Kurd Peshmerga Enter Kobani to Aid in Fight Against Islamic State Militants

Syrian activists said the first of 150 Iraqi Kurdish fighters have arrived in Kobani to help Syrian Kurds in their fight against Islamic State militants. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists on the ground, said Thursday about 10 of the peshmerga forces from Iraq's Kurdistan region crossed into Kobani from Turkey. Around 150 fighters spent Wednesday traveling across Turkey toward the Syrian border under an agreement with...

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