The Kurds of Iraq are Girding for War

(The Dawn - Pakistan) - Guerrillas, known as "peshmergas," are working day and night hauling sandbags, digging trenches, and bulldozing mountain roads to their front lines. In what may be the opening battle of the war for Iraq, the Kurds are preparing to crush the Taliban-inspired Islamists known as Ansar-al-Islam, who have seized territory on the Iraqi-Iranian border.

2002-08-15 00:00:00

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