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Turkey has the largest presence in Iraq and is occupying more lands

In the past two weeks, Turkish forces have occupied new areas in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The new Turkish military campaign is part of the Turkish expansion plan led by the country’s authoritarian president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The new campaign began with the same old pretext – to “end” the presence of the […]

After three decades, the KRG efforts to draft a constitution

The head of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Nechirvan Barzani, met with a group of Kurdish political figures to discuss the drafting of the Kurdistan Region constitution and the upcoming Iraqi elections. According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Barzani met separately with the leaders of the Jamaat-e-Adl of Kurdistan, the Islamic Union of Kurdistan, the Movement for Change […]

A new conspiracy targeting Sinjar

Once more, it seems the Yezidi-populated area Sinjar is under imminent threat – as it has been for quite a while. Sinjar has become a thorn in Erdogan’s eye, as the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) has been operating there freely. Yet, this time, the threat seems larger than a sole Turkish invasion of PKK-controlled territory. […]

Khazali: Turkey seeks to attack  Shangal

Leader of the Asaib Ahel al-Haq, Qais Khazali said that plans are being hatched by Turkey to launch an attack on Shengal in summer, calling on the Iraqi Federal Government to take the necessary procedures in this regard.    On January 22nd, 2021, Erdogan threatened to carried out an attack on the Shengal Province, saying: […]

Syrian Kurds hand Baghdad 100 alleged IS fighters

BAGHDAD: A US-backed Kurdish force in northeast Syria handed over 100 alleged Islamic State group fighters to Baghdad this week, a senior Iraqi security source told AFP on Sunday. The Iraqi fighters were being interrogated before being transferred to the judiciary, the source said. But an official with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied the handover […]

Yazidi Suicide Wave

A veritable suicide wave is plaguing the Yazidi community in northern Iraq. Since the beginning of 2012, 12 young people committed suicide. The causes are to be found in the lack of proper psychosocial help, unemployment, hopelessness, and half a decade living in tents. The political wrangling between various parties for control of Sinjar means […]

Two Kurdish MP called for a cut in the KRG budget again

A Kurdish news website in the Kurdistan Region reported that two Kurdish members of the Iraqi parliament had asked the central government not to send 320 billion dinars as salaries to the Kurdistan Region. Yesterday, Iraqi government spokesman Ahmad Talal announced that they were committed to the Baghdad-Erbil agreement to send 320 billion dinars as […]

ISIS attacks are increasing in Syria and Iraq

On the map above you can see the location of ISIS attacks in April 2020 in both Syria and Iraq. When we focus on Syria, we can see most of the attacks are clustered in PYD/PKK-controlled areas. These areas form an insecurity vacuum in Syria. We can also conclude an increase in the amount of […]