05 Aug 2015 - Bashika frontline few kilometers from Mosoul and 800 meters from ISIL/Daesh.
A position of PAK fighters from Iran which stays side by side with Kurds Peshmerga against ISIL/Daesh. The aim of PAK fighters is the establishment of an independent unified greater Kurdistan. By participating in this war against ISIS they are gaining combat experienced. In Iran the regime is the enemy and they don't have any base in Iran, office is in Erbil city. Their party was established in 1991, by secret cells; they support the KRG however for the future they have plans for military activity in Rojhelat. The war with ISIS also allows us to make contact with the outside international community. Their leader Hussein Yazdan Pana – travelled to the US and met with officials there.
‘ISIS was an access point to allow us to be more public and make relations in the KRG’ - ‘If you go back in history, Kurdistan has been invaded so many times, by the Persians, by the Ottoman empire. That's happening again today – look at Sinjar. Our aims to to get rid of those invaders from Kurdistan. An independent Kurdistan is the key to this.’
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