30/06/2014. Khanaqin, Iraq. Cigarette butts, water bottle lids and empty rifle and machine gun cartridges litter the ground at a Kurdish peshmerga base in Jalawla, Iraq. Counted by Kurds as part of their homeland, fighting in the town of Jalawla now consists of occasional skirmishes and exchanges of fire between snipers and heavy machine guns on both sides.
The peshmerga, roughly translated as those who fight, is at present engaged in fighting ISIS all along the borders of the...more »