August 14, 2014

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Effort to Aid Kurdish Forces Puts Iran, U.S. on Same Side (NOUR MALAS and JOE PARKINSON, Aug. 14, 2014 , WSJ)

The struggles of the embattled Kurdish Peshmerga to repel Islamist insurgents have put the U.S. and Iran on the same side, with both rushing to reinforce a revered fighting force to defeat a common enemy. [...]

The parallel tracks demonstrated clearly that the U.S. and Iran, longtime competitors for influence in Iraq, have found common cause in the effort to resuscitate the Peshmerga, long mythologized as Iraq's most capable fighting force.
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