Islamic State poses "existential" threat to Kurds - senior official

by Reuters
Friday, 8 August 2014 18:30 GMT

ARBIL, Iraq, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters are planning a major attack on the Kurds and pose an existential threat to the ethnic group, a senior Kurdish official said on Friday.

"The Islamic State is mobilising all its forces in Iraq and Syria to come and fight the peshmerga. The fight is very serious. It is existential," Hoshiyar Zebari told a press conference. (Reporting by Isabel Coles; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Andrew Roche)

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