Who Are The Kurds?
With ISIS all over the news, it's easy to forget that there are many more groups in Iraq fighting for control. One of these groups of people are the Kurds and they're starting to become a force to be reckoned with. Who are they and what do they want in Iraq?
Who Are The Kurds?
A largely Sunni Muslim people with their own language and culture, most Kurds live in the generally contiguous areas of Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Armenia and Syria
A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE HISTORY OF THE KURDS
The first question which comes to mind is that of the origins of the Kurds. Who are they? Where do they come from?
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