Iraqi Kurd president says ready to defend Kurds in Syria


Iraqi Kurdistan’s leader threatened on Saturday to intervene to protect Kurds in neighbouring Syria, who are caught up in fighting between Kurdish forces and jihadists.

Kurdish Regional Government President Masoud Barzani speaks during an interview with Reuters in Arbil, about 350 km (220 miles) north of Baghdad January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer

Kurds in Syria make up 10 percent of the population and are mostly concentrated in the north

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