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Described as ‘forgotten Holocaust’ Kurdistan marks deportation of Jews 71 years ago

ERBIL, Kurdistan region – In a landmark ceremony held at the historic citadel in downtown Erbil on Wednesday, religious leaders from five different faiths met to commemorate the 71st anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Iraq. 7 more words

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Iraqi Kurdistan: Khanke IDP Camp

I visited Khanke IDP Camp in Duhok governorate in September 2014 as part of a Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation.This was the largest camp in Iraqi Kurdistan at the time, sheltering internally displaced Yazidi people, many of whom had escaped from Shingal. 62 more words

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ISIS not the only enemy for Iraqi Kurds

Eureka Street, February 10,  2015: Australian chemical engineer Geoff McKee says that he has never heard of such things as people having to be bussed away from a drilling rig emitting poisonous gases. 27 more words

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The Grey, Part II of THE BLACK, THE GREY, AND THE WHITE; A BRIEF EXPLORATION OF THE THREE CITIES OF IRAQI KURDISTAN.

I am flying over the Iraqi desert in a half empty medium sized aircraft. The closest passenger is three rows behind me and snoring loudly. My GPS freezes after leaving Turkish airspace, so I play a game of looking out the window to guess where I am. 1,387 more words

The second Iraqi front

In an operation that looks like the twin brother (sister?) of the SDF’s recent activity north of Raqqa, in Syria, American Special Forces are embedded… 705 more words

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How to run an international airport with jihadists on the doorstep

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

Running a Middle Eastern airport is fairly challenging at the best of times. There are the lovesick hijackers and the irate music legends… 1,333 more words

Batman, Kurdistan, and the Red Prison #PPFIK

Currently,  I’m with the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and Christian Peacemaker Teams on a delegation in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Today, we visited the Red Prison in the morning. 555 more words

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