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Nearly 1,000 Iraq Kurds killed fighting IS since June

'Those kids in Tahrir Square, they were not motivated by any religion or ideology,' said US Secretary of State John Kerry.


Nearly 1,000 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed fighting the Islamic State jihadist group since June, a senior security official said on Wednesday.

Jabbar Yawar, the secretary general of the ministry responsible for the peshmerga, said that 4,569 Kurdish fighters were also wounded between June 10 and February 3.