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Inside the Kurdish fighting forces: the U.S.’s proxy ground troops in the war against ISIS – The Washington Post

Inside the Kurdish fighting forces: the U.S.’s proxy ground troops in the war against ISIS – The Washington Post

Khamad’s war is one of terrain — the Kurdish commander holds the high ground here and the Islamic State controls the villages that hug the Tigris river below.The fighting is sporadic along a frontline where men sit in lawn chairs, helmets askew, dutifully rotating through their watches. Lunch is made, tea is served. And Khamad, who will only give his…

Source: Inside the Kurdish fighting forces: the U.S.’s proxy ground troops in the war against ISIS – The Washington Post