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    More than 1,000 Kurdish Peshmerga have finished military training over the last month, Operations Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren said on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — More than 1,000 Kurdish Peshmerga have finished military training over the last month, Operations Inherent Resolve spokesman Col. Steve Warren said on Wednesday.

    "1,100 Peshmerga fighters have completed training with in the last 30 days. There are additional 1,100 in training right now," Warren stated.

    The Peshmerga is a military force of Iraqi Kurdistan that has been fighting the Daesh terrorist group since August 2014. The Peshmerga has liberated approximately 95 percent of the Kurdish territories within Iraq that were once held by the Daesh, according to the Iraqi Kurdistan authorities.

    A US-led coalition of some 60 nations has been conducting airstrikes against Daesh targets in Iraq since 2014, assisting the Iraqi Army and Kurdish militias fighting on the ground.

    The Islamic State, also known as Daesh in Arabic, is a designated terrorist group outlawed in Russia and numerous other countries.

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