Middle East With Islamic State threatening region, can Iraq's peshmerga turn the tide?

The fighters of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan have struggled to contain the spread of the so-called Islamic State. But infighting, a lack of training, and political divisions have hampered them so far.

By , Correspondent

Dominique Soguel

The pride of the peshmerga – the Kurdish paramilitary whose name means "those who face death" – has taken a pummeling lately.