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August 11, 2014 10:37 am
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U.S. Starts Arming Kurdish Forces Fighting Islamic State Militants in Iraq

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President Barack Obama. Photo: White House.

Daily Mail – The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said today.

Previously, the U.S. had insisted on only selling arms to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, but the Kurdish peshmerga fighters had been losing ground to Islamic State (IS) fighters in recent weeks.

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