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Peshmerga Leave Dreams to Fight Islamic State

Renas Rasheed rolled off the thin mattress he had been sleeping on, on the cement roof of a house that two weeks ago he had fought to retake from Islamic State militants living there. Two years ago Rasheed had been training to be a world class body builder and trainer. But When the fight began against Islamic State extremists two years ago, Iraqi Kurds from all walks of life left their families and joined the fighters known as Peshmerga. Rasheed was one of...

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