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A Peshmerga fighter holds a rocket propelled-grenade (RPG) near an ISIS flag hoisted on the other side of a bridge in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on Sept. 11, 2014. [JM LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images]

Sunni tribes turning on ISIS and Peshmerga

Peshmerga are under attack by Sunni tribal forces – but it's unclear if they are allied with ISIS or a new Iraqi army-backed militia.

  • Mohammed Sayid Qadir, the KRG Minister of Peshmerga, in his office in Erbil. (SEBASTIAN MEYER/Iraq Oil Report/Metrography)

    Q&A: Mustafa Sayid Qadir, Minister of Peshmerga Affairs

    Kurdistan's defense minister spells out the kit needed to take back towns from ISIS, and says the KRG has to "unify and institutionalize" the Peshmerga.

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    Rescued from Mount Sinjar

    A survivor of a deadly helicopter crash recounts efforts by Kurdish Peshmerga, Iraqi Army U.S. Special Forces, and Syrian YPG fighters to save civilians from ISIS militants and starvation.

  • Kurdish Peshmerga pray at an outpost in Jalawla on July 9, 2014, one month into the fight against ISIS. (FERIQ FEREC/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

    The forgotten front

    Outside the zone of American air strikes, Kurdish forces are reeling as insurgents advance in Jalawla, extending their control into a key pocket of land between Kirkuk, Sulaimaniya, Baghdad and Iran.

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