Kurds in Iraq see Israel as Middle East model – Commander: ‘We are fighting ISIS for the whole world. | The Jerusalem Post
MOSUL DAM – ‘We had mortars from ISIS falling here last week,’ says Col. Delshad Mawlud. Driving through a checkpoint 35 km. from Mosul in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kurdish peshmerga check the cars carefully.
Peshmerga are the armed forces of the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq. Not far in the distance is the front line against Islamic State. “In some places the enemy is only 500 meters away from the line,” says the colonel.