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Kurdistan Region: Arabs "Blocked From Returning"

By John Lee. The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is preventing about 1,200 Arab families from returning home to 5 villages more than 6 years after the area was retaken from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday. KRG authorities have allowed Kurdish residents in neighboring villages, in the […]

Kurds Seize Iraq/Syria Border Post

By John Lee. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have reportedly driven Islamic State (IS) fighters from the strategic border town of Rabia on Tuesday. According to a report from Reuters, the victory was achieved with help from Kurds from the Syrian side of the frontier, a new sign of cross-border cooperation. Members of the influential Sunni Shammar […]