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Kurdish Forces Join U.S. Effort to Control Mosul

Kurdish militiamen are playing an increasing role in efforts to secure Mosul. When the city police force collapsed in the face of an insurgent offensive last November, U.S. commanders turned to seasoned Kurdish militiamen for help in restoring security.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.