29/06/2014. Khanaqin, Iraq. Kurdish peshmerga fighters prepare ammunition for a ZPU-2 14.5mm heavy machine gun at a Kurdish peshmerga base in Khanaqin, Iraq. Counted by Kurds as part of their homeland, fighting in the nearby 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 »