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Trump’s not the only building walls.  Turkish media claim Turkey has begun the construction of a wall along the country’s border with Iran, much like the Turkish barrier along the Syrian border. Ankara is allegedly building the 2-meter wide, 3-meter high wall with portable blocks. The wall is set to be 144 kilometers long and […]

Wolves hiding in sheep’s clothing. Kurdish security forces have arrested about 1,700 ISIS members who were hiding among (IDPs) in camps in the Kurdistan Region. On Sunday, Minister of Interior Karim Sinjari, reported militants escaped along with IDPs who were driven out of their homes due to the fight against IS in Mosul and surrounding […]

Looks like Gulf countries and Israel have something in common. Israel is seeking to close Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera’s offices in the country and revoke its journalists’ media credentials, a similar ban by several Sunni Arab states such as Saudi Arabia. The Israeli Communications Minister alleged that the channel supported terrorism, and said both its […]

Did you hear the explosion yesterday in Erbil? Officials confirmed the blast on Saturday was not an attack but simply an accident. Three Peshmerga soldiers were lightly wounded in a blast at the Zeravani Peshmerga building on 60m. One of the generator at the Zeravani Peshmerga office caught on fire which then spread to an […]

Yazidis in Turkey face new fear. Authorities at a Turkish government-run refugee camp in the Kurdish province of Mardin have recently ordered four Yazidi men from Shingal to leave. The reason authorities gave the four men for not allowing them to stay was their lack of a residence permit. There are thousands of Yazidis in […]

The countdown for Tal Afar begins. Iraq’s Hashd al-Shaabi forces have liberated over a dozen villages from the Islamic State near Tal Afar as an offensive to free the city approaches. An official statement on the Shia militia’s website on Tuesday announced the fighters had taken full control over 17 villages on the southeastern outskirts […]

Abadi over Kurdistan, it seems. Hoshyar Zebari, a member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) and member of the Kurdistan Referendum High Council has said the United States has asked the Kurdistan Region to postpone the referendum on independence scheduled for Sep. 25 to help Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to secure a second term […]

Better check your wardrobe before going to Turkey. Turkish security forces are continuing to round up people for wearing shirts bearing the word “hero,” almost two weeks after a former soldier wearing a shirt with the word on it appeared in court facing charges of connections to last summer’s failed military coup. It was reported […]

Peshmerga fighters fend off ISIS militants once again. Kurdish forces have repelled an attack by a number of ISIS militants in the Zarga area in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk.  The attack started Saturday evening and it was reported at least 30 ISIS members took part in the attack. A dozen extremists have been killed […]

Think ISIS is down and out in Iraq? Think ahead. Iraqi security forces have seized 30 explosive suicide belts and four bomb laden motorcycles in the province of Anbar on Wednesday. The equipment which was prepared to be used for bomb attacks was seized in a hideout on the Baiji-Haditha main road in Anbar province, […]


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