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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a nationalist Kurdish fighter

    It should be evident that the Peshmerga forces will not leave these areas.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 03/07/2014
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    these fighters as a groupSubmitted from United Kingdom on 03/07/2014

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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