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  • Perched on isolated slopes, amid oak and mountain ash, Kurdish guerrillas known as pesh mergas “those who are prepared to die” have in recent years wiped out whole units of Turkish and Iraqi soldiers and Iranian revolutionary guards.

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  • The village to which he moved was under the control of Kurdish guerrillas known as pesh merga.

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  • The dispute began when leaders from the semiautonomous Kurdistan region deployed their own soldiers - known as pesh merga - near largely Arab neighborhoods around Kirkuk, saying they were worried about attacks on peaceful demonstrations.

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  • After the American invasion, Kurdish troops from the north - known as the pesh merga

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  • As Saddam Hussein's army collapsed, Kurdish forces called the pesh merga pushed from their three provinces in the north and occupied sections of Nineveh, Kirkuk and Diyala Provinces that the Kurds had historically claimed.

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  • As Saddam Hussein's army collapsed, Kurdish forces called the pesh merga pushed from their three provinces in the north and occupied sections of territory in Nineveh, Kirkuk and Diyala Provinces that the Kurds claimed as theirs historically.

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  • In recent months, the Shiite-led central government in Baghdad, which includes some Kurds in prominent positions, has accused Kurdish leaders of attempting to expand their territory by deploying their militia, known as pesh merga, to areas south of the autonomous region.

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  • The predominantly Arab-led government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in recent weeks has sent the Iraqi army to drive Kurdish forces out of some of the lands, ordering Kurdish troops, known as pesh merga, to retreat north of the boundary of the Kurdish autonomous region.

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  • Last month's standoff was at least the third that involved the Kurdish militia, known as the pesh merga, reaching into land that had been administered by Baghdad until the U. S.-led invasion in 2003.

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  • In the Saddam Hussein years, the Kurds declared Kirkuk part of their autonomous region of Kurdistan, but the dictator sent the army after the Kurdish guerrillas, known as pesh merga, and held onto the prize.

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