POLITICS
08/08/2014 10:01 am ET Updated Aug 08, 2014

Outgunned Kurds Beg U.S. For Weapons To Battle ISIS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Thousands of people from Kurdistan’s boomtown Irbil are fleeing into the mountains as marauding Islamic militants set their sights on the state capital after storming into nearby towns.

The Kurdish forces, known as Peshmerga meaning "those who confront death," had bravely fought the forces of evil dictator Saddam Hussein to keep Kurdistan a semi-autonomous state within Iraq, according to The Washington Post.

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