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.
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.