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  1. Pesh Merganoun

    a Kurdish guerrilla force in Iraqi Kurdistan


  1. pesh merga

    The Peshmerga (Kurdish: پێشمەرگه, romanized: Pêşmerge, lit. 'those who face death') is the Kurdish military forces of the autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq. According to the Constitution of Iraq, the Peshmerga, along with their security subsidiaries, are responsible for the security of Kurdistan Region, due to the fact that the Iraqi Armed Forces are forbidden by Iraqi law to enter Iraqi Kurdistan. These subsidiaries include Asayish (intelligence agency), Parastin u Zanyarî (assisting intelligence agency) and the Zeravani (Gendarmerie). The history of Peshmerga dates back to 18th century, starting out as a strictly tribal pseudo-military border guard under the Ottomans and Safavids and later changing to a well-trained, disciplined guerrilla force in the 19th century.Formally, the Peshmerga are under the command of the Kurdistan Regional Government's Ministry of Peshmerga Affairs. In reality, the Peshmerga force itself is largely divided and controlled separately by the two regional political parties: Democratic Party of Kurdistan and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Unifying and integrating the Peshmerga has been on the public agenda since 1992, but the forces remain divided due to factionalism which has proved to be a major stumbling block.In 2003, during the Iraq War, Peshmerga played a key role in the mission to capture Saddam Hussein. In 2004, they captured key al-Qaeda figure Hassan Ghul, who revealed the identity of Osama bin Laden's messenger, which eventually led to the killing of Osama bin Laden.


  1. pesh merga

    Peshmerga is the term used for military forces and units of the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Iraq. Derived from Kurdish language, it means "those who face death" or "those who confront death". These forces are renowned for their fighting skills and have been integral in battles against groups like ISIS.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pesh Merga in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pesh Merga in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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