Ill-equipped and underpaid, Kurdish fighters hold ISIS militants at bay

Posted on Nov 14 2014 - 10:08pm by admin

Ill-equipped and underpaid, Kurdish fighters hold ISIS militants at bay

Mughdeed's Iraqi Kurdish forces are members of the Peshmerga, a key U.S. ally in the fight against so-called Islamic State militants. Also known as ISIS, the Sunni extremists have taken control of about a third of Iraq. In October, Mughdeed's men …
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British troops back in Iraq to help Kurdish forces fight Islamic State

The British Government pledged in August that it would not send 'boots on the ground' to deal with the Iraq crisis, but deployed 150 special forces troops after Prime Minister David Cameron warned that the situation may require 'military action to go …
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Peshmerga morale is “high” in fight against ISIS: Kurdish security official

Barzani, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and son of Kurdish President Massoud Barzani, hailed the Peshmerga forces' advance, but stressed that both the international community and the Iraqi government must do more to arm and train the …
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