A linguistically and culturally distinct people who inhabit parts of Syria, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and the former Soviet Union. Once part of the Ottoman Empire, they long have sought an independent nation-state, but without success. After his defeat in the Persian Gulf War, Saddam Hussein brutally repressed rebellious Kurds in northern Iraq.
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The Kurds claimed at least 100 Islamic militants were killed in the two-day battle to lift the siege.Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar|Jamie Dettmer|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Americans and their allies are carrying out a desultory air campaign in Syria that appears focused on support for the Kurds.
Have you heard the joke by Iraqi Kurds about ISIS fighters milking male goats?
One of the most recent comedic slams of ISIS is a music video starring Iraqi Kurds.
For days the Kurds have insisted to skeptical journalists, including myself, that Kobani would hold.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?|Jamie Dettmer|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These villages are widely distributed—isolated for the most part singly among the surrounding Kurds and Christians.
They have gained that exemption from military service which Kurds and Christians earnestly desire.
Women are not always respected now; and the free distribution of rifles among the Kurds has done away with all the old equality.
They were undeniably rowdy and turbulent, however; quarrelling among themselves almost as much as they did with the Kurds!
Once, a few years ago, a party of thirty Kurds undertook its exploration, and went in well armed.