Kurds

U.S. Allies Retake Control of Prison in Syria, Subduing ISIS Fighters

HASAKA, Syria — Kurdish-led forces regained full control of a prison in northeastern Syria on Sunday after a battle which spread to surrounding neighborhoods in the most intense urban combat involving American soldiers in Iraq or Syria since the self-declared ISIS caliphate fell in 2019. “We announce the end of the sweep campaign in al-Sinaa […]

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In Turkey, an Exhibit Meant to Highlight Kurdish Suffering Provoked a Furor

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Dozens of brightly painted coffins marked with the initials of dead Kurdish civilians were laid out on the upper battlements of an ancient fortress. A wall of street signs bearing the names of other victims and a towering pile of rubber shoes recalled the thousands killed or imprisoned during decades of conflict. […]

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Iraqis Return From Belarus, but Some Say They Will Try Again to Reach the E.U.

ERBIL, Iraq — Iraq repatriated a second wave of more than 600 migrants from Belarus on Friday after they gave up, at least for now, on a disastrous attempt to try to reach the European Union via its eastern borders. Two Iraqi Airways charter flights landed before dawn in Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan […]

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Limping and Penniless, Iraqis Deported From Belarus Face Bleak Futures

ERBIL, Iraq — It was cold in Belarus, bitterly cold, but at least it offered hope, however illusory. Nazar Shamsaldin was one of thousands of Iraqis who made their way to the Eastern European country in recent months, hoping it would prove a jumping-off point to new lives in the West, only to become pawns […]

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