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Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

Kirkuk loss fractures fragile Iraqi Kurdish unity

dan.rafter@hrc.org October 23, 2017 0

Nearly a month after Iraqi Kurdistan’s non-binding vote of “yes” to independence, the borders of the would-be state have already shifted, alongside signs that Kurdish unity is not nearly as strong as the 

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Iraqi Kurdistan has voted for independence. What now?

Iraqi Kurdistan has voted for independence. What now?

September 27, 2017 0

The Iraqi Kurdish referendum won’t be ushering in independence just yet, but it has brought plenty of political upheaval

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Vote violence in flashpoint city signals long road to Iraqi Kurdistan

Vote violence in flashpoint city signals long road to Iraqi Kurdistan

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 26, 2017 0

Much of Iraqi Kurdistan may be rejoicing, but the divided city of Tuz Khurmatu still worries for its future

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What do Yazidis make of Kurdish independence?

What do Yazidis make of Kurdish independence?

dan.rafter@hrc.org September 19, 2017 0

Next week's independence referendum has divided one of Iraqi Kurdistan's most persecuted groups

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The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

The Iraqi siege you’ve never heard of

dan.rafter@hrc.org July 25, 2017 0

Summer sun beats down like a spotlight on the Tigris River meandering through the town of Shirqat, the narrow band of water the only border between territory held by Iraqi forces on one

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Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

Barefoot flight from Mosul: The long road to safety

March 9, 2017 0

A thin, dark column of figures winds across the barren hills on the outskirts of west Mosul, through clouds of dust thrown up by mortars falling around them. With wide, fearful eyes in

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Shrapnel, security and sectarianism: A reporter’s diary on Iraqi displacement

Shrapnel, security and sectarianism: A reporter’s diary on Iraqi displacement

carolyn.simon@hrc.org January 23, 2017 0

Eastern Mosul has now been freed from so-called Islamic State.

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Screening for Islamic State in Iraq: an inexact science

Screening for Islamic State in Iraq: an inexact science

dan.rafter@hrc.org November 10, 2016 0

Behind a guarded fence at Debaga, dozens of men can be seen whiling away the hours as authorities investigate them for potential links to so-called Islamic State. All have come to this camp,

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Who are Iraq’s militias?

Who are Iraq’s militias?

carolyn.simon@hrc.org July 13, 2016 0

The Iraqi Army is intensifying its campaign against the so-called Islamic State, driving on towards the main prize, the second city of Mosul. The campaign was given a boost this week when US

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UN Watchdog blasts Iraq over IDP treatment

UN Watchdog blasts Iraq over IDP treatment

dan.rafter@hrc.org May 19, 2015 0

DUBAI 19 May 2015 (IRIN) - A UN watchdog has blasted the Iraqi authorities for their failure to adequately support and protect the nearly three million people displaced within its borders by the

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