Iraq’s Kurds want U.S. help to hold off Islamic State extremists

By Loveday Morris, July 24, 2014

IRBIL, Iraq — Each day, Kurdish security forces­ in northern Iraq skirmish with fearsomely armed Islamic State militants along their new, nearly 650-mile border. The Kurds have held their own so far. But without new arms supplies or financial assistance, their fight is unsustainable, a senior Kurdish official said.

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