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    Category Archives: Iraq

  • Meet the Peshmerga’s only female colonel
    November 9, 2014 by marine_olivesi in PRI's The World

    Aired on Aug 7, 2014 –PRI’s The World

     

    Nahida Ahmed Rashid began her military career years ago, fighting for the Kurdish separatist cause. Now she’s the highest-ranking woman in the Kurdish peshmerga and squaring off with her troops against Islamic militants who’ve taken northern Iraq by storm.

     

  • After ISIS advance, Kurds win back important control over northern Iraq’s oil
    November 9, 2014 by marine_olivesi in PRI's The World

    Aired on July 29, 2014 — PRI’s The World

     

    In the chaos following the invasion of Iraq by ISIS militants, Kurdish militias have taken control of oil facilities near Kirkuk — and brought Kurdish oil workers along with them. Baghdad claims it’s a power grab, but the Kurds say they’re only protecting what’s naturally theirs.