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Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Apr 2016

Atheel al-Nujaifi is an Iraqi politician. He was the Governor of Nineveh Province from April 2009 until May 2015. Nujaifi was born into a Moslawi family in 1958.

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Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Apr 2016

Atheel al-Nujaifi is an Iraqi politician. He was the Governor of Nineveh Province from April 2009 until May 2015. Nujaifi was born into a Moslawi family in 1958.

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Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Apr 2016

Atheel al-Nujaifi is an Iraqi politician. He was the Governor of Nineveh Province from April 2009 until May 2015. Nujaifi was born into a Moslawi family in 1958.

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Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Apr 2016

Atheel al-Nujaifi is an Iraqi politician. He was the Governor of Nineveh Province from April 2009 until May 2015. Nujaifi was born into a Moslawi family in 1958.

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Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Apr 2016

Atheel al-Nujaifi is an Iraqi politician. He was the Governor of Nineveh Province from April 2009 until May 2015. Nujaifi was born into a Moslawi family in 1958.

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Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan
By Jawdat Ahmed
18 Apr 2016

Atheel al-Nujaifi is an Iraqi politician. He was the Governor of Nineveh Province from April 2009 until May 2015. Nujaifi was born into a Moslawi family in 1958.

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Iraq: Swiss Priest Cares for Christia...
Sulaimaniya, Iraq
By Nils Metzger
02 Apr 2015

In August 2014, the Islamic State captured a number of Iraqi Christian towns in the area surrounding Mosul, among them Karakosh, the largest Iraqi city with a Christian majority. Most of its 50,000 inhabitants fled within a couple of hours on August and left most of their belongings behind. Today, more than 100,000 of the already shrinking population of Iraqi Christians have become internally displaced persons (IDPs) or fled to other countries. While most of the IDPs have found refuge in Ankawa, the Christian quarter of Erbil and two large refugee camps near the city of Dohuk, a small monastery in Sulaimaniya opened its doors for more than 200 refugees who have now been living in this very crowded place for more than half a year. A single Swiss monk takes care of them.

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Life in the Largest Syrian Refugee Ca...
Erbil
By Younes Mohammad
30 Mar 2015

March 30, 2015

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan



Syrian refugees fled their country and arrived in Iraqi Kurdistan looking for assistance and a safe place to settle after the heavy clashes between the YPG and Al-Nusra front that took place in Rojava. The Kawrgosk refugee camp is currently the largest in Iraq but many of the refugees prefer to live on the outskirts of the city of Erbil. Iraq has recorded a total of 19, 844 Syrian refugees in the camps and aid is distributed to them by the UN, NGOs, and local and national bodies.

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Peshmerga Training Base outside of Erbil KTCC camp
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
18 Mar 2015

B-roll of target practice and interviews with German trainers and Peshmerga trainees near Erbil.

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Kurdish Gunsmith Fights ISIS with Rep...
Erbil
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
03 Mar 2015

The Kurds’ war against the so-called Islamic State may be grabbing headlines for the battles on the frontline, but far from the fighting the conflict has been good business for 36-year-old Kurdish Erbil gunsmith Bakhtiar Sadr ad-Din Aziz.

Aziz specializes in repairs and custom guns for the Kurds, and Peshmerga are lining up to pick up one of his custom creations, or just to get fixes done on one of their aging AK-47s, M16s or DShK heavy machine guns.

Bakhtiar’s shop is located in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil’s central bazar, and Bakhtiar said it is a family business that was owned by his father, who was once imprisoned by the Saddam Hussein regime for supporting the Peshmerga.

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Downtown Erbil
By Osie Greenway
02 Mar 2015

The Kurds’ war against the so-called Islamic State may be grabbing headlines for the battles on the frontline, but far from the fighting the conflict has been good business for 36-year-old Kurdish Erbil gunsmith Bakhtiar Sadr ad-Din Aziz.

Aziz specializes in repairs and custom guns for the Kurds, and Peshmerga are lining up to pick up one of his custom creations, or just to get fixes done on one of their aging AK-47s, M16s or DShK heavy machine guns. 

Bakhtiar’s shop is located in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Erbil’s central bazar, and Bakhtiar said it is a family business that was owned by his father, who was once imprisoned by the Saddam Hussein regime for supporting the Peshmerga.

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Iraqi Assyrians Denounce ISIS Transgr...
Erbil
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
23 Feb 2015

Opinions of Assyrians in Erbil, Iraq about the abduction of 150 Assyrians in Syria and the destruction of historical artifacts in Mosul.

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Makhmour
By Jeffry Ruigendijk
21 Feb 2015

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In the evening of Feb. 21st, IS launched their second attack in three days on the Makhmour District 35 miles south of Erbil. The Makhmour District is important to the IS because it is their lifeline to Kirkuk and Mosul. Around 21.00 PM an estimated 200 IS fighters entered the village of Tel Rim. After 3 hours of fighting and 8 airstrikes 63 IS fighters died and IS retreated.

This footage shows Makhmour commander Najat Ali Salih arriving in Tel Rim on the morning of 22 Feb. He surveys the village and boasts about knowing about the attack beforehand because of his IS spies. After seeing many dead IS fighters he leaves the town. On the road back one of the Humvees in his convoy hits an IED and three wounded Peshmerga are driven off.

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Kurdish Women Military Training
Erbil
By mushtaq mohammed
14 Dec 2014

December 14, 2014
Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan

Special units of Kurdish women fighters train with the Peshmerga to fight against ISIS. Video shows the women practicing with various weapons and methods of warfare.

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Kawrgosk refugee camp
By Victor Point
10 Apr 2014

Constructions have spread around Erbil, due to the oil incomes that have increased since the region became autonomous in 2005. Buildings are sometimes built out of nowhere.

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Kawrgosk refugee camp
By Victor Point
09 Apr 2014

The city of Arbil, capital of the Iraqi Kurdistan region.

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Aerial Photo of Erbil
Erbil, Iraq
By Mariwan Salihi
06 Jun 2012

Aerial views of the outskirts of Erbil, capital of northern Iraq's Kurdistan Region.

The city of nearly two million inhabitants is seeing massive developments, thanks to its relative safety , foreign investments and a growing energy sector. In this photo: Royal City, English Village, parts of the Italian City, Erbil Divan Hotel, Erbil Rotana Hotel, Sami Abdulrahman Park and the Erbil International Fairground.