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The Iraqi government is attempting to restore control over Sinjar, the Yazidi homeland previously controlled by a web of paramilitary organisations following its liberation from IS.

Four years after the Yazidi majority town of Sinjar was recaptured from IS, many of its inhabitants remain refugees while the PKK gains a foothold in the town.

The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Turkey threatens to invade Iraq

Our weekly round-up of the latest from Iraq.

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Paul Iddon

Sinjar: The eternal flashpoint?

Analysis: Sinjar remains disputed between Baghdad and the autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan Region, writes Paul Iddon.

What's behind the PKK withdrawal from Sinjar?

Paul Iddon

What's behind the PKK withdrawal from Sinjar?

Analysis: With its Syrian allies under fire from Turkey, the Kurdish militants have left proxies holding its Iraqi stronghold, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon

The narrowing distinctions between the PKK and its offshoots

Comment: Under fire from all sides, armed Kurdish groups are more likely to work together, writes Paul Iddon.

Paul Iddon

Turkey's positioning against Syrian and Iraqi Kurds could backfire

Analysis: Having fought a Kurdish insurgency for 40 years, Erdogan's threats are understandable, but they conflate two different situations for ...

Gareth Browne

Iraq's Yazidis and Assyrians remain unconvinced by Kurdistan referendum

Comment: Whether the futures of Yazidis and Assyrians lie in Iraq or an independent Kurdistan, neither option is likely to guarantee their ...

The New Arab

Baghdad 'providing military support' for PKK, says Sinjar mayor

The Iraqi government has provided military support for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party [PKK], the mayor of Iraq's Sinjar district has ...

Trouble still brewing in Iraq's hotspots

Mona Alami

Trouble still brewing in Iraq's hotspots

Comment: Intensifying the fight against IS in Iraq is just one conflict within a country with countless hotspots that see competing groups ...

Robert Cusack

Iraq: Yazidi villagers flee fighting between rival Kurdish factions

Yazidi villagers were reported fleeing fresh violence after Syrian Kurdish fighters launched an attack against pro-PKK fighters in the Sinjar ...

Kurds in Iraq, Syria, outsource captured cities to militias

Paul Iddon

Kurds in Iraq, Syria, outsource captured cities to militias

Analysis: Control of towns in Iraq and Syria is likely to be handed over from armed Kurdish groups to local affiliated franchises in exchange ...

'War crimes' in Iraq as armed groups recruit children

Robert Cusack

'War crimes' in Iraq as armed groups recruit children

A new report has shown that children are still being recruited into Kurdish militias, despite a 2013 agreement that promised to end the practice.

Kurdish militia PKK ready to join battle for Mosul

The New Arab

Kurdish militia PKK ready to join battle for Mosul

Turkish-Kurdish militia the PKK has not been officially invited to join the fight against IS in Mosul, putting it in the same isolated position ...

Syria's other battle: Women fighting militarised machismo

Otman Aitlkaboud

Syria's other battle: Women fighting militarised machismo

Kurdish women in northern Syria are fighting both the fundamentalist tyranny of the Islamic State group and the violent authoritarianism of ...

Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati

Kurdish disunity on the frontlines in Iraq and Syria

In-depth: Fierce rivalries and fractured alliances mark the mistrust between armed Kurdish groups across northern Iraq and Syria, report Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati.

Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati

Kurdish disunity on the frontlines of Syria's war

In-depth: Reporters Franco Galdini and Davide Vignati travelled through the heart of northern Iraq and Syria, uncovering fierce rivalries and ...

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