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France and Britain Commit Ammunition and Weapons to Help Kurds Fight ISIS

Chris Mitchell : Aug 15, 2014  CBN News

A "positive turn of events for forces defending themselves from a well-armed and deadly enemy.

Iraqi Christians(Erbil, Kurdistan)—The Kurdish army, called the Peshmerga, is diligently working to keep the Islamic State (ISIS) fighters at bay as the heavily armed terrorists draw near the capital of Kurdistan. (Photo via CBN News)

The jihadist army has turned Erbil and much of northern Iraq into a land of refugees, with more than 1 million Iraqis fleeing to the region to escape its onslaught.

Reports are emerging of a military buildup on the frontlines both by ISIS and the Kurdish military.

In a positive turn of events, Britain announced it would send ammunition and France said it would be sending heavy weaponry to the Kurdish military.

Kurdish commanders say heavy weapons are very important for the Peshmerga because ISIS is able to shell them while staying out of range. The jihadists plundered the equipment, which was originally supplied by the United States, from the Iraqi army.

Meanwhile, continuing U.S. airstrikes have been a big boost to the Kurds. In fact, about 10 days ago, many Kurds felt ISIS would attack Erbil and some even fled the city.

The Pentagon announced that 130 advisers would be sent to the region and one of their goals will be to rescue the thousands of Yazidis stranded on Mount Sinjar. That's just over a three-hour drive from Erbil.

The crisis with the Yazidis is the highest level of emergency, the U.N. says.

According to reports, ISIS has massacred hundreds of women and children. Many of the women were used as sex slaves and pressured to convert to Islam.

CBN News has also observed the churches in Erbil reaching out to help the thousands of Christians and non-Christians who've fled the scourge of ISIS.

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