Peshmerga are the military forces of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan. Peshmerga means "one who confronts death" or "one who faces death"
You are firing on all cylinders now Fran! Cracking work. I like that we always get a nice current affairs factoid with your entries - it helps place things within a context. That recoiless rifle is quite frightening and again, your basework for these fellows is excellent. Well done!