But now most warn that internal feuds are getting in the way and could even escalate into internecine Kurdish
In order to fight the Islamic State along a long front line in Syria and Iraq, America needs help from Kurdish
forces in both countries.
Now that Erdogan's Turkey has decided to enter the fray with a single air-strike on IS positions, they have also attacked several Kurdish
positions in Northern Iraq and within Turkish borders.
Being trapped between these two sides of Kurdish
politics, Ankara seems desperate.
activist Mustafa Bali said small groups of jihadis are still in the town and have taken civilians hostage in at least three locations.
According to Reuters, Kurdish
security forces took control of oil-rich Kirkuk on June 12 after the Iraqi military fled from ISIL militants who attempted to take the town.
ARBIL - Syrian Kurdish
groups were holding talks in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region on Tuesday aimed at patching up differences ahead of a peace conference planned for next month, an official said.
However, major political divisions within the Syrian Kurdish
community and their respective regional and political patrons may undermine their chance for autonomy.
units supported by the people gained full control over al-Yarubiya city after killing all members of the ISIL (deployed in the region)," he added.
It also urged the Kurdish
Supreme Committee and the Kurdish
cultural, political and social figures from outside the Committee to engage in the Syrian national dialogue with the Syrian government's ministerial committee charged with finding a political solution to the crisis in the country "and courageously and clearly put forth their proposals for approving the Kurdish
In a statement to the press on Wednesday, May 1, lawmaker from the Kurdish
Alliance, Mahmoud Othman, said that President of Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barazani, met on Wednesday with Kurdish
ministers and lawmakers, in the presence of the delegation for Kurdistan Region's Government that visited Baghdad recently.
This article investigates the role that Islam can play in the process of Kurdish
integration into the Iraqi state.