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Second day of unrest in Iraqi Kurdistan leads to lock down by troops


© AFP | Security forces stand guard during a protest in Iraqi Kurdistan’s second city Sulaimaniyah on December 19, 2017

SULAIMANIYAH (IRAQ) (AFP) – Heavily armed troops and anti-riot police locked down Iraqi Kurdistan’s second city Sulaimaniyah on Wednesday after two days of protests killed five people and wounded nearly 200 across the region.Armoured personnel carriers, water cannon and trucks mounted with machine guns were stationed at all of the city’s main crossroads, an AFP correspondent reported. 233 more words

Protesters torch political party offices in Iraqi Kurdistan


© AFP | An Iraqi Kurd marches with a Kurdish flag in Arbil, the capital of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan, on October 30, 2017

SULAIMANIYAH (IRAQ) (AFP) – Protesters in Iraqi Kurdistan on Monday torched offices of the main political parties and security services as anger at the authorities boiled over in the wake of a failed independence push.Furious demonstrators set fire to buildings in the Piramagrun area of Sulaimaniyah province as they demanded the resignation of the autonomous region’s leadership, an opposition party official said. 181 more words

More than 300 dead after earthquake strikes near Iran-Iraq border

More than 300 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday, state media said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. 953 more words


Canada halts military aid to Iraqi and Kurdish forces amid clashes

OTTAWA – The Canadian military is temporarily suspending its support to Iraqi and Kurdish forces amid an outbreak of hostilities between the two groups.

Canadian special forces have provided training, advice and assistance to both the Iraqi military and Kurdish peshmerga for the last three years as part of the fight against the… 133 more words


Iraqi Armed Forces Enter Kirkuk, Captured Peshmerga Military Base

Iraqi Armed Forces Advance Towards Kirkuk Captured Peshmerga Military Base

Iraqi Government forces continued advancing towards Oil-fields and a Kurdish Peshmerga Military Base in the Qatash area South of kirkuk, Monday morning…  182 more words

War Strategy

Syria: Regional Interests Likely to Undermine Stability in Deir ez-Zour and Idlib

October 15, 2017 – Conflicting regional interests are likely to undermine stability in the Deir ez-Zour and Idlib provinces over the next 12 to 18 months. 657 more words