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Masrour Barzani Mourns Death of Tahir Elci

tahir elci

The Chancellor of the Kurdistan Region’s Security Council Masrour Barzani mourns the killing of Tahir Elci, the President of the Diyarbekir Bar Association and a prominent Kurdish rights advocate in Turkey. In a tweet on his personal account on Twitter, Masrour Barzani sent condolences to Elci’s family, who was killed on …

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President Barzani Meets US Deputy Secretary of State Blinken

Barzani and Anthony Blinken

Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani today met with United States Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in Salahhadin to discuss the ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS, and security and political developments in Iraq and in Syria. Mr. Blinken praised the military successes of the peshmerga forces against ISIS terrorists in …

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Divisions Undermine Battle Against Isis in Iraq

peshmarga sinjar

When Iraqi Kurdish fighters backed by US and UK air strikes last week pushed Isis militants out of Sinjar, homeland of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, the victory was praised as a significant blow to the jihadis. It was the plight of the Yazidis stranded on Mount Sinjar following last year’s Isis …

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