Iraqi Kurdistan

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Fire at hotel in Iraqi city of Erbil

A fire broke out today In Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, the TV channel Al-Sumari reports. According to Iraqi mass media, 17 people were killed. The majority of the victims were foreigners staying at the hotel, Tass reports. …

Turkey acquires military base in Iraqi Kurdistan

Yesterday, around 150 Turkish soldiers and 20-25 tanks arrived at the Ba`shiqah military base in Iraqi Kurdistan. Earlier, on November 4th, Turkish Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioglu and the head of the Kurdish …

Kurdish forces launch offensive to retake Sinjar

Kurdish forces have launched an offensive to take back the town of Sinjar from IS. The Kurds plan to establish a buffer zone to protect the city from incoming artillery, TASS reports. IS controls approximately one third of the …