Peshmerga and Badr Brigades take positions against IS militants in Tuz Khurmatu on Oct. 30, 2014. Cleared of IS militants now, the two groups are part of a protracted power struggle for Tuz. (ALI MUKARREM GARIP/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Absent government, fragile truce holds in Tuz Khurmatu

A deal negotiated between Shia militia and Kurdish Peshmerga leaders, brokered in part by an Iranian official, has for now tempered sectarian violence.