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#kurdistan

# kurdistan - Friday 18 May, 2018

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey Interview

'We thought it was an earthquake; it was men with kalashnikovs at the door' - the woman documenting human rights abuses in Turkey

Kurdish journalist Nurcan Baysal is facing a three-year jail term for calling out the government of Recep Erdogan regarding atrocities committed on the Turkish/Syrian border.

# kurdistan - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

A three-year-old girl and four other people have been found inside a shipping container in Wexford

The migrants were found inside a unaccompanied container from Cherbourg on the Irish Ferries Oscar Wilde ship.

# kurdistan - Sunday 1 May, 2016

"It wasn't an easy decision" - Laois soldier Joshua Molloy speaks about why he chose to fight Isis

The 24-year-old is in Germany after he was released by Kurdish authorities.

# kurdistan - Monday 25 April, 2016

'I really appreciate everything' - Joshua Molloy expected to begin journey home

The Irishman was held for over a week in Iraq after fighting Isis in Syria.

# kurdistan - Monday 18 April, 2016

Irishman Joshua Molloy became foreign fighter in Syria after seeing Isis atrocities

The 24-year-old is currently being held by Kurdish authorities.

# kurdistan - Sunday 15 November, 2015

Troops find bodies of 78 elderly women in Islamic State mass grave

Sinjar had been taken by Islamic State before being liberated this week.

# kurdistan - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

US authorises $25m in military aid to help Iraq fight IS

US President Barack Obama authorised the aid today.

# kurdistan - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Kurdish troops take towns from Islamic State, advance on key dam

The Kurds are backed by American air strikes.

# kurdistan - Monday 11 August, 2014

Irish oil and gas firm evacuates Iraq staff

Petroceltic said the move is “precautionary”.

# kurdistan - Friday 11 July, 2014

Tensions flare as Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields in Iraq

The move has put strain on the frayed relationship between Iraqi and Kurdish leaders.

# kurdistan - Thursday 3 July, 2014

While chaos reigns in Iraq, the Kurds want to form an independent state

Forces on the ground are struggling to break the stalemate with militants.

# kurdistan - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

GOAL sends emergency team to Iraq as crisis worsens, ISIS close in on Baghdad

The agency warns that with the ongoing civil war in Syria, aid workers will be stretched.