USA: Hundreds rally in support of Kurdish independence referendum

Hundreds of supporters of Kurdish independence rallied in Washington DC, Sunday, as Iraq gears up for the referendum on September 25th. The independence movement gathered momentum after government-backed Iraqi forces withdrew from areas controlled by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL), leaving largely Kurdish forces to regain, and expand, their territory in northern Iraq... Еще. «We are all here supporting an independent Kurdistan, Kurds have been fighting for independence for many generations, we've paid in time and blood and gold, and today marks an extremely historic moment. On September 25th we vote for our independence,» said one supporter.

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