Who Are The Peshmerga Of Iraqi Kurdistan?

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The U.S. pledged up to $415 million to Kurdish Peshmerga units for aid in the war against the Islamic State. So who are the Peshmerga?

Learn More:
Al Jazeera: US signs military aid deal with Iraq’s Kurdish fighters
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/07/signs-military-aid-deal-iraq-kurdish-fighters-160714071048418.html

NPR: Facing The Islamic State Threat, Kurdish Fighters Unite
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2014/10/28/359339159/facing-the-islamic-state-threat-kurdish-fighters-unite

Business Insider: ISIS Is Gaining Territory, But The Kurds Still Have Iraq’s Most Experienced And Motivated Army
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-kurdish-troops-in-iraq-are-so-effective-2014-6

Washington Post: Who Are the Kurds?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/inatl/daily/feb99/kurdprofile.htm

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