Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani promised Peshmerga forces they would soon have advanced weapons in their fight to defend their borders, and said the forces have not occupied any territories outside Kurdish lands.

“I assure you that in the near future we put advanced weapons at your disposal,” Barzani said to a group of military officials and Peshmerga fighters in Khanaqin. “We are now trying to acquire advanced weapons for you, though your will is stronger than all weapons.”

He praised the Peshmerga for their resistance against militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS),  who have engaged the Kurdish forces in daily battles not far from Khanaqin. […]