Kurdish fighters in Iraq take fight to jihadis. Can it last?

August 11, 2014 4:15 PM

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Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq, thanks to help from US airstrikes, appear to have fought off an assault on Erbil by the jihadis of the Islamic State. The US is moving towards providing the Kurds more than air support.

Makhmour, Iraq — Columns of smoke rise toward a golden supermoon after a day of fighting in and around the Iraqi town of Makhmour. Here, Kurdish peshmerga fighters have routed Sunni militants from the self-styled Islamic State and, with the aid of US airstrikes, driven them back from the Iraqi Kurdi...

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