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Kurdistan: A Miracle Required, Every Single Day

sasha toperich

People in the streets of Erbil are saying these days, “We are fighting three extremely difficult battles: We fight ISIS with poor and outdated weapons, we struggle to absorb the refugees that have increased our population by 28 percent, and we fight with Baghdad to get our money to survive.” …

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Kurds’ Big Year

michael tanchum

For the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, 2014 was more momentous a year than any since the region won autonomy, in 1991. On December 9, 2014, Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), reaffirmed his commitment to Kurdish statehood after making a historic call for an independence referendum on June …

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Peshmerga On Way to Kobane

Peshmerga contingent travelled across the land border in some 40 vehicles also carrying heavy weaponry.

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters bound for the battleground Syrian town of Kobane where they will confront Islamic State militants arrived in Turkey on Wednesday and headed for the border, according to Turkish officials. Turkey, under heavy pressure from the United States, announced last week it would allow some 150 fighters from Iraq’s …

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