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View from my plane seat to the Iran/Iraq border  
   

View from my plane seat to the Iran/Iraq border

This was on the return journey to Dubai.
The Calm Within an Iraqi Storm

February 13th 2013
Images of charred remains, bloodied bodies and wailing survivors filled my television screen. BBC World was reporting yet another bombing in Kirkuk. I looked down at my computer screen where the payment page for my flight to Erbil in the Kurdish Region of Iraq was displayed. Erbil is a mere 100 kilometres from Kirkuk. I glanced again at the violent images on the screen, “Damn it,” were the onl ... read more
Middle East » Iraq » North » Arbil

Iraqi Flag Formerly part of the Ottoman Empire, Iraq was occupied by Britain during the course of World War I; in 1920, it was declared a League of Nations mandate under UK administration. In stages over the next dozen years, Iraq attained its independence as a... ... read more
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