"A renewed threat
BY MATTHEW MCALLESTER
Newsday Staff Writer
June 25, 2006, 12:04 AM EDT
CAMP SININI, Iraq -- The platoon of Kurdish fighters stood at attention in three lines, staring straight ahead in the direction of their homeland and their target: Turkey.
The country that is jumping through hoops to get into the European Union was only a few miles from this rebel training camp, across mountain peaks where the snow was melting with the arrival of spring.
At the end of the first line was a girl, a recent recruit like many in the platoon. She shrugged, blushed and giggled when asked how old she was."
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