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Kurdish-Turkish Prisoner Transferred to Iran’s Orumiyeh Intelligence Detention Centre

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-23 02:00
A Kurdish-Turkish citizen, who had been transferred to the Orumiyeh Central Prison after two months of interrogation at the Orumiyeh Intelligence detention center in late August, has now been transferred to the… The post Kurdish-Turkish Prisoner Transfer ...

HPG: Three soldiers killed in the Battle of Heftanin

ANF - 2019-09-22 16:39
The Turkish army has been trying since August to occupy the guerrilla zone Heftanin in southern Kurdistan. The HPG launched an offensive to counter this operation. In this context, three soldiers have been killed. ...

Amed Vigil: The people won't accept the trustees!

ANF - 2019-09-22 09:27
The Democracy Vigil in Amed continues to protest the seizure of the municipality by the AKP on 19 August. ...

EP: Turkey must end crackdown on democratically elected officials

ANF - 2019-09-19 16:19
Amed, Mardin and Van metropolitan municipalities were seized by order of the Ministry of Interior on August 19 and the democratically and freely elected HDP mayors were dismissed and replaced with trustees. ...

Governor of Mardin extends the ban on events

ANF - 2019-09-18 20:37
The Turkish regime has been introducing further bans to counter the crowds taking to the streets to reclaim the municipalities of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van which were usurped from the HDP on August 19. ...

Murder of 16-year-old by police officer goes unpunished

ANF - 2019-09-18 19:32
On August 28, 2015, 16-year-old Mazlum Turan was shot in the head by a police officer, allegedly for violating the order to stop. The prosecutor demanded impunity for the perpetrator. ...

Islamic State fills the void in Nigeria as government soldiers retreat to ‘super camps’

E-Kurd - 2019-09-16 20:40
ABUJA/MAIDUGURI,— When Islamic State gunmen stormed the northeast Nigerian town of Magumeri on the night of August 21, they had free rein. Nigerian soldiers had left the town earlier that month under a new strategy of withdrawing to “super camps” that ca ...

Journalist for RojNews released on bail after 25 days in custody

ANF - 2019-09-16 14:17
Journalist Zubêr Hemedemin Nebi (Zubêr Bradosti) was arrested on 21 July while journalist Biryar Mihemed was detained in Hewlêr on 21 August by the KDP public security forces. ...

Four Detained Kurdish Civilians Transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2019-09-16 02:00
Four Kurdish civilians known as “Parviz Nouri”, “Farhad Nouri”, “Safar Nouri” and “Ali Azizi” detained by the Orumiyeh Intelligence Service in late August, were transferred to Orumiyeh Central Prison. Kurdistan Human Rights… The post Four Detained Kurdis ...

Hamza Bin Laden: Trump confirms al-Qaeda leader's son is dead

BBC - 2019-09-15 00:40
Donald Trump confirms he was killed in a counter-terror operation after his death was reported in August. ...

Guerilla launches offensive in Heftanin: 8 soldiers killed

ANF - 2019-09-14 18:08
The Turkish army has been trying since August to occupy the guerrilla zone Heftanin in southern Kurdistan. The HPG launched an offensive to counter this operation. In this context, eight soldiers have been killed. ...

Democracy Vigil in Van: Day 27

ANF - 2019-09-14 09:38
The Democracy Vigil in Van reached day 27. The Vigil has been going on since the seizure of the municipality by the AKP, on 19 August. ...

Modi’s Grand Strategy in Kashmir?

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2019-09-13 23:24
In early August 2019, Kashmir, a region contested by India and Pakistan, had its decades-long special status revoked. When Kashmir was integrated in 1947, India gave it a certain degree of autonomy, going so far as to allow it its own constitution. Since ...

26th day of protest against trustees in Mardin

ANF - 2019-09-13 16:42
Protests against the seizure of HDP-run metropolitan municipalities of Amed, Mardin and Van continue since August 19 when the elected mayors were removed and governors appointed trustees to take over the administrations of the three municipalities. ...

Argentine justice reopens the case of Santiago Maldonado

ANF - 2019-09-10 09:10
The Federal Chamber of Comodoro Rivadavia ordered the reopening of the case on the disappearance and death of Santiago Maldonado, following the police intervention against a protest in the territory of the Mapuche Cushamen community, in August 2017. ...

Spotlight on Iran (August 25 – September 8, 2019) - The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

Terrorism Info - 2019-09-10 03:25

Day 22 of resistance for municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin

ANF - 2019-09-09 19:51
Protests continue since their seizure of HDP-run Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities on August 19. ...

September Alerts & August Trends 2019

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-09 17:48
In August, deadly clashes in Yemen between southern separatists and forces aligned with the internationally-recognised government dimmed prospects for ending the war. Suspected Israeli drone strikes on Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Lebanon ramped up r ...

Guerrilla TV released footage of action in Çelê

ANF - 2019-09-08 17:43
On 28 August, Guerrilla TV released footage of the guerrillas action targeting and destroying a Turkish army vehicle in Çelê. ...

Ekurd’s senior writer Deyan Ranko Brashich dies at 78

E-Kurd - 2019-09-08 17:20
NEW YORK,— It is with deep sorrow to announce that prominent lawyer, author of Letters from America, Contrary Views and Dispatches, Deyan Ranko Brashich, died on August 30 in U.S. after a long illness. He was 78. He was a senior contributing writer for E ...

POL-E: Mülheim an der Ruhr: Polizei bittet Bevölkerung um Mithilfe bei der Suche nach einem vermissten 40-jährigen Mülheimer - Foto im Anhang

Presseportal - 2019-09-06 08:20
Essen (ots) - 45472 MH-Heißen: Seit Freitagnachmittag (30. August) sucht die Polizei nach dem vermissten Eesam A. H. Der 40-jährige Mülheimer verließ am frühen Morgen die Wohnung und ist seitdem nicht mehr zurückgekehrt. Eesam ist orientierungslos ... ...

In Turkey, attack on democracy continues with removal of Kurdish mayors

Frederike Geerdink - 2019-09-06 03:28
The mayors of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin were elected with more than 50 per cent of the vote in local elections on 31 March 2019. Yet on 19 August, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced it had removed them from office and appointed ...

Wednesday 7 August, The Globalist 2028 - Radio | Monocle

Monocle - 2019-09-06 01:04

Amed: Resistance will continue until the trustees are sent back

ANF - 2019-09-04 17:33
The demonstration launched in Amed to reclaim the usurped municipality continues since August 19. ...

Ege Denizi'nde yaz aylarında baş gösteren göç artışı Yunan hükümetini harekete geçmeye zorluyor | Die steigende Zahl von Flüchtlingen in der Ägäis drängt Griechenlands neue Regierung zum Handeln

WDR - 2019-09-04 17:32
Temmuz ve Ağustos aylarında, Türkiye üzerinden Yunanistan'a ulaşmaya çalışan sığınmacıların sayısı 12 bini buldu. Ege Denizi'nde artan düzensiz göçmen sayısı Yunanistan'ın yeni hükümetini harekete geçmeye zorluyor. | Im Juli und August sind insgesamt 12 0 ...

Journalists Bradosti and Mihemed still in custody

ANF - 2019-09-04 11:08
Journalist Zubêr Hemedemin Nebi (Zubêr Bradosti) was arrested on 21 July while journalist Biryar Mihemed was detained in Hewlêr on 21 August by the KDP public security forces. ...

CrisisWatch 2019: August Trends & September Alerts

International Crisis Group - 2019-09-03 22:49
The latest edition of Crisis Group's monthly conflict tracker highlights dangers of escalating conflict in Cameroon, Kashmir, Lebanon, and Yemen. But there are also resolution opportunities in Afghanistan. ...

The Kurdish Human Rights Situation Report in August 2019

Kurdistan Human Rights Association - 2019-09-03 15:08
KMMK: This report on the situation of human rights in August 2019, in the east of Kurdistan is that the working population, human rights, Kurdistan, according to multiple reports, the human rights organization round is collected. It is noted that this rep ...

HDP mayors write to European mayors about trustees

ANF - 2019-09-03 11:47
The three HDP mayors dismissed by the AKP political coup on 19 August, wrote a letter to mayors in Europe about the situation of the cities of Amed, Van and Mardin, after the appointment of trustees and the dismissal of the legitimate mayors. ...

Amed resistance through ANF's lenses

ANF - 2019-09-03 08:49
Demonstrations to protest against the AKP-MHP are under way in Amed, Van and Mardin since 19 August when the AKP-MHP alliance appointed trustees, dismissing the democratically elected mayors. ...

Resistance for municipalities continues in Mardin

ANF - 2019-09-02 18:29
HDP continues with its protests in Amed, Mardin and Van where the municipalities were seized by the AKP regime on August 19 through the removal of elected mayors and their replacement by appointed trustees. ...

OGI: 146 journalists behind bars in Turkey

ANF - 2019-09-02 14:37
OGI reported increased pressure against journalists in Turkey in August when 15 journalists were taken into custody. ...

Amed resistance against the trustees: Day 15

ANF - 2019-09-02 08:30
Protests are under way against the AKP-MHP regime seizure of the HDP-run metropolitan municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin on 19 August . ...

Kirkuk Infantry Training Center completes a military training program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-01 23:29
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 29, 2019, Kirkuk Infantry Training Center concluded a military training program dedicated for the Peshmerga’s 1st Battalion of the 3rd Infantry Brigade. During the graduation ceremony, in which the 3rd Brigad ...

MOPE representatives participate in a media training program

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-09-01 15:00
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 31, 2019, a KRG-sponsored media training course was held in the capital city of Erbil. The course is dedicated to the speakers and media employees of numerous KRG ministries and agencies, in which two media o ...

22. August 2019 – The Amazon is burning

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-31 19:28

Day 13 of the resistance in Amed

ANF - 2019-08-31 12:16
The demonstration launched in Amed to reclaim the usurped municipality continues since August 19. ...

March in Marseille today against the trustees

ANF - 2019-08-31 08:40
Kurds living in southern France started a tent action on 19 August to protest the seizure of Kurdish municipalities by the AKP. Today they ended their action. ...

30. August 2019 – Turkish-Kurdish opposition politician at court again

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-30 23:51

30. August 2019 – Türkisch-kurdischer Oppositionspolitiker erneut von Gericht

Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker e.V. (GfbV) - 2019-08-30 17:04

Rojava: Human shields defy threats of Turkish invasion

Green Left Weekly - 2019-08-30 13:12
Rojava revolution Issue 1235 Northern Syria Turkish military Democratic Federation of Northern Syria August 30, 2019 The people of Rojava in Northern Syria are continuing human shield actions along the Syria-Turkey border, to prevent an invasion of the r ...

23. August 2019 – Fires in the Amazon region: "Neo-colonialism"

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-30 12:11

Today in History: August 30 - Khabarhub English News Khabarhub English News

Khabarhub - 2019-08-30 09:08

Ş. Çiyager Hevi Vengeance Unit targets police station in Amed

ANF - 2019-08-29 16:32
The Vengeance Unit targeted a police station in Amed on August 25. ...

Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 22-28, 2019) - The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

Terrorism Info - 2019-08-29 16:15

Western Mail letters: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - Wales Online

Walesonline - 2019-08-29 14:58

The Early Edition: August 29, 2019 - Just Security

Justsecurity - 2019-08-29 14:47

Minister of Peshmerga’s mother has passed away

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-29 13:28
Media Center, Minister of Peshmerga On August 23, 2019, Aysha Hassan Mohammad, the mother of Shorsh Ismael, KRG Minister of Peshmerga, passed away. On behalf of the MOPE’s Directorate of Media, we extend our deepest condolences to the Minister and all he ...

Kurds pull back as US and Turkey work to establish safe zone in Syria Kurdish forces say they are withdrawing to demonstrate their commitment August 28, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-29 09:48

Medical Affairs of the Reform Consultancy Committee conducted a meeting

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-29 06:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 27, 2019, the periodic meeting between Reform Consultancy Committee and Coalition Forces was conducted. The meeting was supervised by Dr. Rizgar Ali (General Director of Medical Affairs) and attended by Dr. R ...

KRG Minister of Peshmerga meets with UNAMI delegation

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-29 01:20
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 27, 2019, Shorsh Ismael (KRG Minister of Peshmerga) met with Manoj Masio and Frank Lanaho, political consultants to United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). During the meeting, the Minister of Pesh ...

Minister of Peshmerga: “Coalition’s support is vital for the Peshmerga.”

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-28 19:10
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga KRG Minister of Peshmerga warns of ISIS’s new terrorist plan and threatening humanity in secrecy. On August 27, 2019, Shorsh Ismael (Minister of Peshmerga) met with Miklos Sabo (Hungarian Deputy Consul General in Erbil ...

Kurds pull back as work to establish US-Turkey safe-zone in Syria progresses Kurdish forces say that they are pulling back forces to demonstrate their commitment August 28, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-28 16:32

Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief August 27, 2019

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-08-28 11:34

Hundreds of Peshmerga completed a military training program in Bnaslawa Training Center

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-28 11:28
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 27, 2019, in the attendance of Rebar Ahmad (KRG Minister of Interior), Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), Major-General Aziz Waisi (Commander of Zeravani Peshmerga Forces) and commanders of KTCC, ...

Amed resistance through ANF lenses

ANF - 2019-08-28 09:35
On 19 August the AKP-MHP regime seized the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin and dismissed the democratically elected mayors to replace them with state-appointed trustees. ...

26. August 2019 – Rohingya refugees must not be forgotten

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-28 03:30

Seth Frantzman speaks to Al-Jazeera about Iran-Israel tensions

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-27 19:45
On August 26 I went on al-Jazeera’s Inside Story to discuss the Iran-Israel tensions. In the segment the participants discussed the tensions from different perspectives. In the opening bit they […] ...

Short back and sides or a Ronaldo or Bale? Meet the Iraqi barber cutting famous faces in children's hair Marwan Hadi is giving daring youth in the Kurdish town of Halabja haircuts of their favourite football players August 27, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-27 19:06

Deputy Minister of Peshmerga meets with high military delegation from the United States

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-27 17:05
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 26, 2019, Sarbast Lazgin (Deputy Minister of Peshmerga), in the attendance of Brigadier-General Hazhar Omar (Peshmerga Director of Cooperation & Relations), received a U.S. military delegation consisting of C ...

Western Mail letters: Monday, August 26, 2019 - Wales Online

Walesonline - 2019-08-27 16:39

Resistance in Amed on day 9

ANF - 2019-08-27 13:19
The resistance continues on day 9 in Amed, one of the three municipalities that were confiscated by the AKP-MHP government on August 19. Protesters are singing songs of resistance in the sit-in. ...

Sixth Jineoloji Camp held in Italy

ANF - 2019-08-27 11:35
Women participating in the five previous appointment of Jineoloji in Italy, met from 19 to 25 August for the final camp. ...

#AM_Equality: August 26, 2019 | Human Rights Campaign

HRC - 2019-08-27 00:48

26. August 2019 – Rohingya-Flüchtlinge dürfen nicht vergessen werden

Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker e.V. (GfbV) - 2019-08-26 17:30

Images from the seventh day of resistance in Amed

ANF - 2019-08-26 08:55
The HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin were seized by the AKP-MHP government on 19 August. The decision immediately prompted the reaction of the people whose will was usurped. ...

Eager Lion exercise kicks off in Jordan

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-26 06:48
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN A major military exercise kicked off in Jordan on August 25. It brings together key western and Gulf countries in the Kingdom with a view towards […] ...

Three Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq The Turkish military is battling Kurdish militants in the Qandil mountains August 25, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-26 00:31

Boy, 4, dies in hospital after 'heartbreak' over Asayesh father's killing

Rûdaw - 2019-08-25 22:01
Bryar died on August 25 after a deterioration of his Type 1 diabetes ...

Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff received a military delegation from the U.S. Consulate in Erbil

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-25 18:56
Media Center, Ministry of Peshmerga On August 25, 2019, Lieutenant-General Jamal Mohammad (Peshmerga Chief-of-Staff) received Colonel Selin (Military Cooperation Officer at U.S. Consulate in Erbil) and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, bot ...

A year of Israel’s IDF statements about Iran, in one place

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-25 11:49
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN After the August 24 airstrikes in Syria Israel has put out a number of statements rapidly. These include the official IDF Press Release: IDF fighter jets […] ...

Demo in Stuttgart to condemn AKP-appointed trustees

ANF - 2019-08-25 10:28
The AKP-MHP regime seized the HDP-run municipalities of Amed, Van and Mardin on 19 August appointing trustees and dismissing the democratically elected mayors. ...

Protest in Strasbourg against the AKP trustees

ANF - 2019-08-25 09:55
HDP-run Amed, Van and Mardin municipalities were seized by the AKP regime on 19 August. Their democratically and freely elected mayors were dismissed. ...

KRG Prime Minister shares his condolences to the Minister of Peshmerga

Ministry of Peshmerga - 2019-08-25 09:36
Media Center, Minister of Peshmerga On August 23, 2019, Masrour Barzani, KRG Prime Minister, extended his condolences to the Minister of Peshmerga, through a phone call, regarding the passing away of his mother. He wished that she will be met with the jo ...

The Iran ‘land bridge’: A history in maps and reports (with links)

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-25 00:30
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN Airstrikes in Iraq between July 19 and August 20 are attempts to interdict Iran’s “land bridge” that stretches across Iraq and Syria to Lebanon. This was […] ...

The regional context of the August 24 airstrike on IRGC “Sh’ite militias and drones”

Seth Frantzman - 2019-08-25 00:30
On Saturday evening Israel targeted an area southeast of Damascus in a strike that targeted Iranian Quds Force operatives, Sh’ite militias and drones. These three components are key to Iran’s […] ...

22. August 2019 – Menschenrechtsaktion vor der SPD-Bundeszentrale

Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker e.V. (GfbV) - 2019-08-24 09:08

Peace in Kurdistan Campaign wrote to UK Foreign Minister

ANF - 2019-08-24 08:19
Peace in Kurdistan Campaign has written to UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab about the dismissal of the co-mayors of Diyarbakir, Van and Mardin by the Turkish Ministry of Interior on 19 August 2019. ...

Vengeance Unit claims responsibility for action against watchmen

ANF - 2019-08-23 18:01
A group who call themselves the Martyr Harun Welat Vengeance Unit claimed responsibility for an armed attack against watchmen in Esenyurt, Istanbul on August 21. The group said they neutralized one watchman. ...

23. August 2019 – Feuer im Amazonas: „Neokolonialismus“

Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker e.V. (GfbV) - 2019-08-23 16:30

HDP members subjected to violence in custody go on hunger strike

ANF - 2019-08-23 15:37
Hundreds of HDP members detained on August 19 have been subjected to mistreatment and violence in custody. The detainees are going on a hunger strike in Amed. ...

22. August 2019 – Amazonas in Flammen

Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker e.V. (GfbV) - 2019-08-22 21:35

Spotlight on Global Jihad (August 15-21, 2019) - The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center

Terrorism Info - 2019-08-22 18:33

22. August 2019 – Human rights action in front of the SPD federal headquarters

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-22 16:29

Der 5. Jahrestag des Sinjar Massakers

KRG Austria - 2019-08-22 13:06
Das Kurdistan Parlament erklärte den 3. August zum Gedenktag des jesidischen Völkermords. ...

US and Turkey defence chiefs discuss Syria 'security mechanism' Meanwhile, State Department spokeswoman expresses concern about Ankara’s removal of three elected mayors in Kurdish areas August 22, 2019

The National AE - 2019-08-22 07:14

20. August 2019 – Suspected war criminal becomes Chief of Sri Lankan army

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-21 20:52

Vengeance Unit claims responsibility for sabotage in Urfa

ANF - 2019-08-21 18:00
A group who call themselves the Martyr Ciyager Hevi Vengeance Unit claimed responsibility for a sabotage action on August 13 against a factory that manufactured home appliances and explosive materials in Urfa. ...

Tuesday 20 August, The Globalist 2037 - Radio | Monocle

Monocle - 2019-08-21 14:32

Vengeance Unit claims responsibility for sabotage in Nusaybin

ANF - 2019-08-21 13:40
Martyr Gelhat Gever Vengeance Unit claimed responsibility for the sabotage action against the customs gate between Nusaybin and Qamishlo on August 14. ...

Bundespolizeidirektion München: Zufällig nachts im Grenzgebiet getroffen? - Bundespolizei fasst Schleuser bei Mittenwald

Presseportal - 2019-08-21 06:24
Mittenwald / Rosenheim (ots) - Die Bundespolizei hat am Dienstag (20. August) einen Türken ins Gefängnis eingeliefert. Der 40-Jährige, der in Italien lebt, wird beschuldigt, zwei türkische Staatsangehörige eingeschleust zu haben. Auch gegen einen ... ...

Kurdistan’s Weekly Brief August 20, 2019

Washington Kurdish Institute - 2019-08-21 03:10

20. August 2019 – Mutmaßlicher Kriegsverbrecher wird Armee-Chef Sri Lankas

Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker e.V. (GfbV) - 2019-08-20 14:47

16. August 2019 – Is US President Trump planning to buy Greenland?

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-20 02:13

19. August 2019 – EU setzt Migrations-Kooperation mit Sudan aus

Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker e.V. (GfbV) - 2019-08-19 21:15

19. August 2019 – Terrorist attack on a Shiite wedding ceremony in Kabul

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) - 2019-08-19 14:32

19. August 2019 – Terroranschlag gegen schiitische Hochzeitsgesellschaft in Kabul

Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker e.V. (GfbV) - 2019-08-19 11:19

Kurds in Europe celebrate 15 August

ANF - 2019-08-19 09:16
Kurds living in Europe celebrated the anniversary of the 15 August 1984 Initiative with various activities. ...

Xakurke: HPG veröffentlichen Namen von Gefallenen

ANF - 2019-08-19 01:33
In Xakurke in Südkurdistan sind am 7. August vier Guerillakämpfer*innen gefallen. Sie haben seit Beginn der Invasion der türkischen Armee Ende Mai gegen die Besatzer gekämpft. ...

Political genocide continues in Mardin and Şırnak: 29 detained

ANF - 2019-08-18 15:40
The number of detainees in operations ongoing in Mardin and Şırnak since August 15 has risen to 29. ...
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