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Unpaid Kurdish Fighters Sign of Economic Woes

He said his name was "Freedom." Left hand on the wheel of his sand-colored taxi, he reached up with his right to open the compartment above the rear-view mirror while driving through the streets of Irbil, the main city in Iraq's Kurdish region.  Glancing at the cars in front, then at the mirror, he grabbed his ID card out of the compartment and showed it. "Police," he said. "Freedom" explained that the Kurdistan Regional Government had not paid...

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