By Patrick M Schmidt.
In an interview with BBC, Masrour Barzani (pictured), the Head of the Kurdish Security Council, has requested that the international community supply Kurdish security forces with heavy weaponry.
Barzani once again emphasized that there was no need for foreign military intervention with ground troops.
“We need more modern weaponry. We need heavy armor, we need effective weapons that can be effective against the force ISIS seized over the last month,” said Barzani.
His statement came out following a previously planned rescue operation for Yazidis trapped by advancing Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) forces.