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  10 Jan. 2016
Shingal City Rapid Damage Assessment

As a necessary step after the liberation of Shingal district mid November 2015, the Ministry of Interior of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Joint Crisis Coordination Centre (JCC) has conducted a rapid damage assessment on the early recovery needs for the twon of Shingal. On the 13th of November 2015, the Peshmerga forces, supported by the International Coalition, launched the Free Shingal Operation and liberated the district. Shingal and 28 villages were retaken after 15 months of ISIS occupation.

ISIS systematically targeted the Yezidi population for their distinct religious identity. Among the most heinous atrocities committed by the group were mass execution of civilians, abduction and enslavement of women and girls, as well as the killing of Yezidi men. Consequently, the Yezidi population has suffered the gravest atrocities committed by the group, have lost all their sources of subsistence and been displaced across the Kurdistan Region. The town is severely damaged and the infrastructure is either completely destroyed or heavily impaired. It is important to note that the population, particularly the Yezidis, need extensive assistance for safe and dignified return to their homes.

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  07 Jan. 2016
APPG Chairman Jason McCartney MP quoted KRG High Representative to the UK in a Commons question to Prime Minister

London Tuesday 5th  January 2016, APPG Chairman Jason McCartney MP quoted KRG High Representative Karwan Jamal Tahir in a Commons question to Prime Minister David Cameron who confirmed the importance of airstrikes in both Iraq and Syria in supporting the work of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces. 

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  24 Dec. 2015
We need to talk about Kurdistan


(newstatesman.com) Kurdistan's high representative takes Tariq Ali to task on his recent remarks about "stage Kurds".

We Kurds have plenty of historical experience of imperialism ourselves and of being treated like inconvenient children by the great powers.

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