Iran's Kurdistan to hold rallies in support of people in Syrian town of Kobani
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct.10
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Rallies in support of the population of the Syrian town of Kobani, the major part of which was taken under control by the militants of the terrorist organization IS (also known as the Islamic State) are planned to be held after Friday prayer Oct. 10 in Sanandaj, Saggyz, Bane and Marivan towns of the Iranian province of Kurdistan, the Iranian news agency IRNA said Oct.10.
The head of the Kurdistan province Abdul Hamid Zahidi urged people to take part in the rallies.
He said that the crimes committed by the militants of the terrorist organization "Islamic state" in Iraq and Syria, particularly in Kobani town, concern all and everyone.
"Population of Kobani is in dire strait, and it is difficult to provide all residents with humanitarian aid," Zahidi said.
Rallies in support of the population of Syrian Kobani were held over the past two days in several towns of the Kurdistan province, including Mahabad.
Earlier in October the Kurds-populated Syrian town of Kobani, was taken under control by the IS. The move triggered mass protests among the Kurds in six provinces of Turkey. At least 32 people were killed during the protests.
The terrorist organization known as the 'Islamic State' (IS, formerly ISIL or ISIS) was created in 2003 in Iraq. Between 2004 and 2006, the organization was led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and consisted of 11 radical Islamist groups, which had close ties to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda.
Following the start of military confrontation in Syria in 2013 between the armed opposition and the government forces, the IS penetrated the country. The organization said at the time it refuses to take the oath of Al-Qaeda and declared 'a holy war' against all groups in Iraq and Syria, as well as the Syrian government forces.
In late June of 2014, the IS announced about the creation of the 'Islamic Caliphate' on the territories under its control in Iraq and Syria. In turn, Iraqi authorities asked the international community for help in fighting the IS.