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British envoy to Iraq discusses Erbil-Baghdad ties with KDP leader, KRG security chief

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-17 10:09

UN's New Envoy Arrives in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-12-16 23:09
ERBIL - The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq's (UNAMI) new envoy to Iraq has arrived in Baghdad to succeed Jan Kubis. Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, who previously served as Netherlands Defence Minister between 2012 and 2017, landed in Iraq on Sun ...

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on Baghdad's IZ Open Hours

BAS News - 2018-12-16 19:40
ERBIL - The US embassy in Iraq has issued a security alert for its citizens in Baghdad, explaining certain actions to be taken during the open hours of the International Zone (IZ) in the city, better known as the Green Zone. Earlier last week, Iraqi PM A ...

Iraqis welcome trains between Baghdad and Fallujah

Rûdaw - 2018-12-16 16:53
"We focus on service, not profit ...

EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi Parliamentary Speaker says Baghdad to build 'true partnership' with Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-16 15:40

Despite Baghdad’s Decision, Shi’ite Militias Continue Taxing Kurdistan-Iraq Trade

BAS News - 2018-12-16 11:54
ERBIL — The Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi continue taxing trucks carrying goods between Duhok province of Kurdistan Region and Nineveh in northern Iraq despite Baghdad’s decision to remove the customs offices, a local official said. The Iraqi gover ...

Terremoto, forte scossa vicino Baghdad: oltre 360 feriti - Meteo Web

Meteoweb - 2018-12-16 04:04

Turkey vows to continue airstrikes in Iraq after Baghdad's protest

Gulan Media - 2018-12-15 22:54

KRG Budget Issues to Be Addressed, Once for All: Halbousi

BAS News - 2018-12-15 19:38
ERBIL — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi signaled of Baghdad’s consent over increasing Erbil’s share from the federal budget for the year of 2019. Speaking from Erbil after a range of meetings with top Kurdish officials, Halbousi said the pr ...

Russia may begin exporting wheat to Iraq

Waar Media - 2018-12-15 19:14
WAAR_DUHOK Russia Moscow may begin exporting wheat to Iraq after a Russian delegation visited Baghdad to discuss the matter. According to Iraq’s grains board chief, Naeem al-Maksousi, Baghdad will consider Russian wheat exports in its state buying tender ...

Unique Time to Resolve Erbil, Baghdad Issues: Barzani

BAS News - 2018-12-15 14:23
ERBIL - Kurdish prominent leader and former president of the Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, has stated that now is a unique time to resolve the remaining issues between Erbil and Baghdad. Barzani, who is the president of the ruling Kurdistan Democrati ...

Kurdistan Ready to Resolve Issues with Iraq for a Brighter Future: Masrour Barzani

BAS News - 2018-12-15 12:14
ERBIL - Chancellor of Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC), Masrour Barzani, has showed Erbil's readiness to resolve its disputes with Baghdad for establishing a brighter future across Iraq. Barzani made the comments during a meeting with the Iraqi P ...

Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over airstrikes

Washington Times - 2018-12-15 06:06
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Turkey's ambassador to protest Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish militia positions in northern Iraq. The ministry said in a statement Friday that it had rebuked Turkey over two air raids on Iraq's S ...

Baghdad protesters demand completion of government, reforms

Rûdaw - 2018-12-15 02:30
'Our neighbors are our friends, not leaders,' said protesters ...

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad

Militarytimes - 2018-12-15 00:57

US Energy secretary confirms commitment to support Iraq’s economy

Waar Media - 2018-12-14 23:38
WAAR-DUHOK: Washington (Reuters) – US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in Baghdad today that there was an intention to boost US private sector investment in Iraq and he said he had discussed his country’s sanctions on Iran with Iraqi energy officials. “T ...

Baghdad summons Turkish envoy to answer for deadly airstrikes

Rûdaw - 2018-12-14 19:53
Three women and a 14-year-old girl were killed ...

Iraqi Kurds vote in referendum on independence from Baghdad - The Salt Lake Tribune

Sltrib - 2018-12-14 18:32

Iraq summons Turkish ambassador over airstrikes

Seattle Times - 2018-12-14 17:50
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Foreign Ministry says it has summoned Turkey’s ambassador to protest Turkish airstrikes on Kurdish militia positions in northern Iraq. The ministry said in a statement Friday that it had rebuked Turkey over two air raids on Iraq’s S ...

Iraq: leader curdo Barzani, "sostanziale miglioramento" nelle relazioni tra Erbil e Baghdad (3) | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2018-12-14 06:21

Barzani: 'Erbil-Baghdad issues cannot be summarized merely through airport, budget matters'

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-13 20:22

Reviving UN Mediation on Iraq’s Disputed Internal Boundaries

The International Crisis Group - 2018-12-13 18:26
The fallout is settling after the Iraqi army’s seizure of territories disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdish region. More conflict over these areas, particularly oil-rich Kirkuk, is predictable. The UN should take advantage of today’s quiet ...

Iraq: leader curdo Barzani, "sostanziale miglioramento" nelle relazioni tra Erbil e Baghdad | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2018-12-13 12:18

EU Signs Contracts of €57.5 Million to Support Mosul Recovery

BAS News - 2018-12-13 10:01
BAGHDAD, (UNAMI) — A delegation from the United Nations in Iraq and the European Union Mission to Iraq yesterday toured a number of EU-funded and UN implemented projects in Mosul, seeing first-hand the clearance, stabilization, rehabilitation and develop ...

Yezidi Nobel laureate Nadia Murad meets Iraq president Barham Salih in Baghdad

Gulan Media - 2018-12-13 00:44

Sadr's Sa'eroun, Maliki's Coalition Disagree on New Baghdad Governor

BAS News - 2018-12-12 23:46
ERBIL - The Sa'eroun Alliance, led by Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, and the Islamic Dawa Party, headed by Nouri al-Maliki, have started a dispute over the appointment of a new governor for the capital city of Baghdad. The Baghdad Provincial Council app ...

Masoud Barzani highlights improved Baghdad relations, reforms in new KRG cabinet

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-12 23:31

Yazidi activist Nadia Murad meets Iraqi president Barham Salih in Baghdad

E-Kurd - 2018-12-12 20:55
Yazidi activist Nadia Murad urges world leaders to end sexual violence BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Yazidi activist Nadia Murad Basee Taha met her country’s president in Baghdad on Wednesday after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy on behalf of victims ...

A New Era In Relations Between Erbil & Baghdad? - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2018-12-12 13:07

US Secretary of Energy meets senior Kurdish leaders in Erbil after leaving Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-12 01:02

US VP Pence, Iraqi PM Discuss Bilateral Ties on Phone

BAS News - 2018-12-11 22:55
ERBIL - US Vice President Mike Pence has congratulated Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi on establishing a new government in Baghdad, reiterating the importance of bilateral ties between the sides. The Iraqi premier received a phone call from the US senior offic ...

Iraq Agrees to Increase Kurdistan's Budget Share: Source

BAS News - 2018-12-11 22:15
ERBIL - The federal government has agreed to increase the Kurdistan Region's share of the 2019 budget bill from 12.67 to 14 percent, a source revealed on Tuesday. The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Baghdad Today that a committee has be ...

Washington Reiterates its Support for Erbil-Baghdad Peaceful Dialogue

BAS News - 2018-12-11 20:06
ERBIL - Washington has reiterated its support to the ongoing peaceful dialogue between Erbil and Baghdad to resolve the remaining issues between the sides, a senior US official said on Tuesday. Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received o ...

KDP, PUK agree to strengthen bilateral ties, support KRG, work together in Baghdad

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-11 19:45

Iraqi intelligence captures alleged IS sleeper cells in a central Baghdad operation

Gulan Media - 2018-12-11 17:48

Iraqi intelligence captures alleged IS sleeper cells in a central Baghdad operation

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-11 15:24

IS Sleeper Cell Captured in Central Baghdad: Ministry

BAS News - 2018-12-11 15:23
ERBIL — Iraqi intelligence and security forces have captured an Islamic State (IS) sleeper cell in the center of the capital during a special operation, the country’s ministry of defence confirmed. The ministry revealed that the sleeper cell was made up ...

US Energy Secretary in Baghdad, Discussed Sanctions against Iran

BAS News - 2018-12-11 12:53
ERBIL — US Energy Secretary Rick Perry is in Baghdad where he discussed with his Iraqi counterparts the sanctions against Iran as well as challenges the Iraqi government is facing as the result of the sanctions. “Sanctions were mentioned in meetings this ...

Germany to Allocate 22 Million Euro for Iraq's Stabilization

BAS News - 2018-12-10 18:31
ERBIL - Germany has announced the allocation of 22 million Euro for helping Iraq in stabilizing the areas liberated from the Islamic State (IS). Germany's funding is part of the UN project to assist Baghdad in reconstructing the devastated areas where th ...

Kurdistan's Jewish community still fears persecution

Jewish Coalition for Kurdistan - 2018-12-10 18:29
A small group gathered at Erbil’s Shanadar Gallery to commemorate 73 years since Jewish Kurds were exiled first to Baghdad and then to Israel in 1948. ...

UNICEF Warns about IDP Children in Freezing Winter

BAS News - 2018-12-10 15:31
Baghdad, (UNICEF) — As Nadia Murad, the Yazidi activist and survivor of gender-based violence is honored with the Nobel Prize for Peace, UNICEF is calling attention to the plight of hundreds of thousands of internally displaced children in Iraq whose liv ...

Iraqi government to demand Kurdistan clarification over closure of Tavgari Azadi

E-Kurd - 2018-12-10 14:10
SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdistan Free Society Movement (Tavgari Azadi) party member Hussein Kirkuki said on Sunday that two government regulatory agencies in Baghdad will investigate the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) decision to clo ...

US Embassy Issues Security Alert on 1st Anniversary of Liberation of Iraq from IS

BAS News - 2018-12-10 14:02
ERBIL — The United States embassy in Baghdad has issued a security alert for its citizens in Baghdad as celebratory gunfire is expected on Monday. It marks the first anniversary of Iraq’s liberation from the Islamic State (IS). “In observance of the Libe ...

Iraq: ambasciatore britannico Wilkis media tra relazioni Erbil-Baghdad (2) | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2018-12-10 13:55

Iraq: ambasciatore britannico Wilkis media tra relazioni Erbil-Baghdad | Agenzia Nova

Agenzianova - 2018-12-10 12:56

UK Highlights KRG’s Will for Reform

BAS News - 2018-12-10 10:57
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani received on Monday the British Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, and his accompanying delegation to discuss regional politics, including the relations between Erbil and Baghdad. According to the read ...

UK Committed to Cooperation with Erbil: Ambassador

BAS News - 2018-12-10 10:22
ERBIL — British Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, has reiterated his country’s commitment to cooperation with the Kurdistan Region in the war against the Islamic State, and the efforts for finding a solution to the Erbil-Baghdad disputes. Wilks made the rem ...

Baghdad accuses Kurdish forces of making a 'declaration of war'

Telegraph - 2018-12-10 09:23

Child from Baghdad dies from stroke after teacher beat him

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-09 22:41

ERBIL-Kirkuk Highway Closed due to Floods

BAS News - 2018-12-09 20:35
ERBIL - The main road between the provinces of Erbil and Kirkuk, which also connects Baghdad to the Kurdistan Region capital city, was closed on Sunday evening due to the recent flash floods. Shafaq News reported that a bridge in the disputed town of Tuz ...

Masoud Barzani’s Baghdad visit ‘important, effective’: UK ambassador

Rûdaw - 2018-12-09 19:40
Barzani's November 22 visit to Baghdad was hailed as a turning point in relations ...

Barzani, UK Ambassador Discuss New Chapter in Erbil-Baghdad Relations

BAS News - 2018-12-09 13:32
ERBIL — Kurdish prominent leader and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, received on Sunday the UK Ambassador to Iraq, Jon Wilks, to discuss the latest developments in the Iraqi politics, including the ties between Erbil and Baghdad. Am ...

Baghdad's Green Zone to "Temporarily" Be Opened on Monday

BAS News - 2018-12-08 22:33
ERBIL - Iraqi PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi has issued a decree to temporarily open on Monday the Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone to the public. The zone was built by the US in 2003 so as to secure its embassy, as well as the Iraqi public institutions, other ...

Baghdad and Erbil have a long way to go to mend fences | | AW

Thearabweekly - 2018-12-08 20:55

Sulaimani airport slams Baghdad's inaction toward Turkish flight ban

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-08 00:31

People Gather in Baghdad in Support for People of Basra

BAS News - 2018-12-07 17:58
ERBIL - A number of people in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, including civil activists, organized a demonstration on Friday to support the people in the southern province of Basra. Protests in the oil-rich city of Basra have been ongoing since mid-Ju ...

Iraq Seeks a 2-Year Waiver from US to Continue Importing Iranian Gas

BAS News - 2018-12-07 16:58
ERBIL — The Iraqi government is asking the United State for an extension to the waiver over purchasing gas from neighboring Iran. Earlier in November following the imposition of the US sanctions agains Iran, Washington gave Baghdad 45 days exemption to c ...

Baghdad shows solidarity with new Basra protests - in yellow vests

Rûdaw - 2018-12-07 16:04
Protesters donned yellow vests, inspired by Paris demonstrations ...

Kurds need to play influential role in Baghdad: Atheel al-Nujaif

Rûdaw - 2018-12-07 14:01

Iraqi Commander with Ties to Sadr Killed in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-12-07 13:35
ERBIL — A group of unknown armed men on Thursday attacked an Iraqi commander of Saraya Salam (Peace Brigade) militia group in Baghdad and killed him instantly. Hussein Hijami was known for his close ties to Muqtada al-Sadr, the leader of Sairoon Bloc at ...

Italian forces train Iraqi Rapid Response Units in Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2018-12-06 17:19

Baghdad ha isolato il Kurdistan iracheno: non si può entrare né uscire - Secolo d'Italia

Secoloditalia - 2018-12-06 03:08

VFS Global launches new Joint Visa Application Centre in Baghdad | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Zawya - 2018-12-05 13:47

Iraqi government has 13,000 open corruption investigations: PM

E-Kurd - 2018-12-05 13:33
BAGHDAD,— During its latest working session, the Council of Ministers discussed the halting progress towards opening the Green Zone to the public, the response to recent flooding in Nineveh province, and the revelation that there are more than 13,000 ope ...

VFS launches visa application centre in Baghdad

Tradearabia - 2018-12-05 09:20

Baghdad Suspends Work of Customs Offices at Border with KRG

BAS News - 2018-12-04 23:28
ERBIL - The federal government decided on Tuesday to withdraw all employees from the customs checkpoints which had been built in the past few months between the Kurdistan Region and the provinces of Kirkuk and Nineveh. The government in Baghdad establish ...

Iraq lifts customs checkpoints between Kurdistan and other cities in Iraq

E-Kurd - 2018-12-04 20:25
BAGHDAD,— The central government has begun implementing its order customs checkpoints between the Kurdistan Region and other cities in Iraq. Kirkuk Governorate said in a statement on Tuesday that the relevant authorities had been informed by Iraqi Prime ...

Commitment to Peaceful Dialogue Needed for Solution to Erbil-Baghdad Disputes: Barzani

BAS News - 2018-12-04 15:10
ERBIL — The president of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), and former president of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, said on Tuesday that the success of the relations between Erbil and Baghdad is bound to the sides’ commitment and belief in peaceful ...

Baghdad suspends work at customs points with Kurdistan Region

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-04 13:12

PUK Given No Ministries in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-12-04 09:44
ERBIL — The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) has so far given no ministerial positions in the new government of Iraq led by Prime Minister Adil Abdul-mahdi. Following weeks of delay at the result of political disputes, Abdul-Mahdi revealed the names fo ...

Human Trafficking Group Captured in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-12-03 23:21
ERBIL - A group of human traffickers has been captured in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad, among of whom are women. According to Iraqi media reports, the group consisted of two men and five women, who were arrested in the area of al-A'azamiyah, in Bagh ...

People Take to Streets in Baghdad at Request of Shi’ite Leaders

BAS News - 2018-12-03 20:50
ERBIL - Hundreds of people took it to the streets on Monday in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad to support the demands raised by the Shi’ite supreme leaders in Najaf city. Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, who is the highest level Shi'ite religious authority ...

Baghdad and Arbil must build on thaw in relations

Gulfnews - 2018-12-03 14:27

Winter arrives in Baghdad’s neglected Sadr City

Rûdaw - 2018-12-02 21:41
"If we had enough money we wouldn’t live in this mud" ...

Kurdish delegation to visit Baghdad soon

Kurdiu - 2018-12-02 16:18

Why Massoud Barzani returned to Baghdad

Al Monitor - 2018-12-02 14:30

Barzani opens a new page in Baghdad - Al Arabiya English

Alarabiya - 2018-12-02 07:46

PUK ‘determined’ to secure top ministerial post in Baghdad

Rûdaw - 2018-12-01 21:55

KRG Delegation to Visit Baghdad for Talks on Disputed Territories

BAS News - 2018-12-01 21:42
ERBIL - A delegation from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) will visit the Iraqi capital of Baghdad this week for talks on the security of the disputed Kurdish territories, an official revealed Talking to Kurdistan 24, Mohammed Khwrshid, a leading ...

PUK Delegates to Visit Baghdad on Sunday

BAS News - 2018-12-01 20:05
ERBIL - Delegates from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) are set to visit Baghdad in hopes of securing a ministerial post in the new cabinet, the party's leadership council said in a statement. Baghdad Today said that the PUK delegation will travel ...

PUK delegation to visit Baghdad on Sunday to secure ministerial position

Kurdistan24 - 2018-12-01 18:16

CJTF-OIR partner kills ISIS Leader in Salah ad Din

CENTCOM - 2018-11-30 23:00
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve’s partner, the Iraqi Security Forces eliminated an ISIS fighter and senior leader known as “Katkut,” during an operation on Nov. 21, in Salah ad Din province, Iraq. The Salah ad Din Op ...

Pictures: Gathering in Baghdad to Support Huthis in Yemen, Condemn Saudi Alliance

BAS News - 2018-11-30 21:08
ERBIL - Hundreds of people took it to the streets on Friday afternoon in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad to protest against the military operations conducted by the Saudi-led "Arab Alliance" against the Huthis in Yemen. The protesters, including both men an ...

Baghdad-appointed Governor of Kirkuk Settles Over 90 Arab Families in Kurdish Village

BAS News - 2018-11-30 01:09
ERBIL - The Baghdad-appointed governor of Kirkuk, Rakan Jabouri, has approved the settlement of 91 Arab families in a Kurdish village in Kirkuk province. According to an administrative order sent to the local administration of Sargaran subdistrict of Kir ...

Diyala: Senior Hashd al-Shaabi Commander Killed in Bomb Explosion

BAS News - 2018-11-30 00:14
ERBIL - A senior commander of the pro-Iranian Hashd al-Shaabi was killed on Thursday in a bomb explosion in the Iraqi province of Diyala. Speaking to Baghdad Today, a local source explained that four of the commander's companions were also wounded in the ...

Now is the time for high-level Erbil-Baghdad deal on Yezidi home

Rûdaw - 2018-11-29 22:33

Barzani Cautiously Optimistic on Future of Ties with Baghdad | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2018-11-29 12:50

IS Sniper Kills Iraqi Soldier Near Diyala

BAS News - 2018-11-29 00:55
ERBIL - An Iraqi soldier was killed by an Islamic State (IS) sniper in northern Baqubah, a security source said on Wednesday. The source told Baghdad Today that the Iraqi soldier was targeted while on his duty near a security checkpoint around the villag ...

Earthquake knocks Iranian gas imports offline, cuts 2,500mW from Iraqi grid

Rûdaw - 2018-11-28 20:16
Power cuts have been ordered for Baghdad, Diyala, Kirkuk, Euphrates area ...

Baghdad is tackling Iraq’s dirty water problem: Abdul-Mahdi

Rûdaw - 2018-11-28 14:44
Addressing polluted waterways is 'top priority' for Baghdad ...

Iraq seeks power revamp to head off sanctions, protests

Rûdaw - 2018-11-28 14:44
Baghdad's power ministry has outlined a plan to wean off Iranian electricity within 18 months ...

Iraqi government considering loans to families affected by ISIS war: official

E-Kurd - 2018-11-28 13:46
BAGHDAD,— The head of Iraq’s Reconstruction Fund for Areas Affected by Terrorist Operations, Mustafa al-Hiti, said on Tuesday that the Iraqi government plans to offer loans to people whose houses were damaged in the war against Islamic State. “The plan i ...

Barzani: We Saw Goodwill in Baghdad, Waiting for Actions

BAS News - 2018-11-28 11:07
ERBIL — Influential Kurdish leader and the president of Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), Masoud Barzani briefed the press on his recent visit to Baghdad and his trip to the UAE and Kuwait, saying that goodwill was seen in Baghdad, but they are waiting t ...

Barzani Makes Ice-Breaking Visit to Baghdad | Asharq AL-awsat

Aawsat - 2018-11-28 08:52

Baghdad Denies Report of Trump Demanding Oil for Iraq War

Gulan Media - 2018-11-28 03:30

Car Bomb Blast Kills, Wounds Four in Baghdad

BAS News - 2018-11-27 19:32
ERBIL - At least four people were either killed or wounded in a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad on Tuesday night. Iraqi media reports said that the incident occurred in the neighborhood of Shu'ala where it killed two individuals, ...

I curdi vogliono tornare a Baghdad - Zuhair al Jezairy - Internazionale

Internazionale - 2018-11-27 18:20

Baghdad Denies Report of Trump Demanding Oil for Iraq War

BAS News - 2018-11-27 17:50
ERBIL - Iraq has denied the reports claiming that US President Donald Trump had asked former PM Haider al-Abadi to compensate Washington with oil for the western country's costs of toppling the former regime of Saddam Hussein. Ali al-Snaidi, a senior lea ...

Trade Bank of Iraq, StanChart, GE close $600 million power finance deal

E-Kurd - 2018-11-26 20:39
BAGHDAD,— Trade Bank of Iraq, Standard Chartered (STAN.L) and General Electric (GE.N) closed a $600 million financing agreement to fund a power project in Iraq, the trio said on Sunday. Aimed at delivering more than two gigawatts of new power to Iraq, th ...

In Iraq, an ancient board game is making a comeback

Rûdaw - 2018-11-26 11:50
Barlow and his team of volunteers are on a mission to bring back the spirit of Mesopotamia by spreading the game — first in the north, and then hopefully to Baghdad and Mosul ...
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