As the terror group identifying itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) sets its sights on Baghdad to the south, thousands of Iraqi families have fled to the Kurdish area of Iraq — just 65 miles from Mosul.
These families, fleeing the bloodbath left in the wake of the ISIS lightning strike across northern and central Iraq, have come here to Irbil.
It’s unlikely that ISIS will venture further north because they face a formidable foe in the Kurdish military, which calls itself the “Peshmerga,” literally, “those who face death.”
It’s a key time for the region and especially here for the Kurdish people. They face an historic crossroads and the very real possibility they could declare themselves an independent state.
But like the rest of Iraq, the Kurds face an uncertain future.
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SOURCE: CBN News