Kurdish rivals unite to fight Islamic State
Barzani is quoted as saying, "We are brothers. They (the Islamic State fighters) are the enemy of the people of Kurdistan. We have one destiny."
The aligning of the PKK with the Kurdistan Regional Government peshmerga militia poses potential strain in Kurdish relations with Turkey, as that nation has fought a decades-long war with PKK rebels. Turkey, the United States and the European Union consider the group as a "terrorist organization" according to the article.
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Jeremiah's prophecy sees the rise of the "kings of the Medes" -- modern-day Kurds -- from three regions: "Ararat, Minni and Ashkenaz." Minni is a designation of the region of the ancient Mannaeans in today's northwestern Iran, and Ashkenaz is associated with the region of the Adiabenes whose capital was Arbil, today's Erbil in northeastern Iraq. Both tribes were conquered and assimilated by the Medes, who are today's Kurds. Today, the Kurds of Iraq and Iran have formed a unity government that rules the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq.
Ararat is an ancient designation for eastern Turkey and northeastern-most Syria, the home of the Syrian/Turkish Kurds.
If these Syrian/Turkish Kurds join in some kind of alliance with the Iranian/Iraqi Kurds of Kurdistan, the stage will be set for the three nations of the Medes -- Ararat, Minni and Askenaz -- to form into a "great nation of the north", capable of drawing up "battle lines" against "the land of Babylon" -- modern-day Iraq -- so as to defeat her in battle and plunder her treasures.
The "uniting" of these former rival Kurds is beginning to fulfill this aspect of Jeremiah's prophecy.