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Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – April 25, 2017

2017/04/25 | 09:25

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Sadr movement focuses on election change in meeting with Gorran

A Sadr delegation headed by Muqtada al-Sadr’s nephew, Ahmed Sadr, visited Gorran party’s main headquarters in the city of Sulaimani, where the visiting group stressed its desire to correct the political process in Iraq, while Gorran indicated it was not willing to allow its votes “to be sold.” “Muqtada al-Sadr has two clear projects which are about post Mosul liberation and reforms in the elections,” said Shekh Sabah Saadi, the Sadr delegation spokesperson at a joint press conference after the meeting. “They are intended to correct the establishments and are for the sake of the political process which is based on a false principle.

We should rectify this, ourselves.

We don’t have any other projects outside these.” Gorran didn’t announce any commitment to align itself with Sadr.

Kawa Muhammed, head of Gorran’s faction in the Iraqi parliament, stood with Saadi after the meeting for the press conference.

rudaw.net

Turkish jets bomb Kani Masi area in Kurdistan Region’s far north

Turkish warplanes have targeted areas in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region for the fourth day in a row, hitting the Kani Masi area along the Turkish border about 125 kilometers northwest of the city of Erbil. “Turkish warplanes bombed PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] bases in this area.

Fortunately, there were no casualties, nor was there any material damage,” Kani Masi councilor, Sarbast Akraye, told Rudaw. The Kani Masi areas in Duhok province’s Barwari Bala region were bombed, Rudaw’s correspondent in Duhok confirmed. “Turkish warplanes for the third time bombed Gamerg Mount at the Kamerge Heights near villages of Begdawdia and Tirwanish.

There were no casualties, nor was there any material damage.

And Turkish military bases are far from the place of the bombardment,” Akraye added. rudaw.net

Britain to deport 50 Iraqi asylum seekers, migrant federation says

Sulaimani: The United Kingdom, along with several other European countries, have begun a campaign to deport several Iraqis whose asylum applications had been rejected, the Iraqi Immigrants Federation said on Sunday. According to the federation, in the U.K.

there are 50 asylum seekers, 30 of whom are Kurds, which are set to be forcibly deported back to the country. “The British government initiated chasing and arresting migrants, holding 30 in detention of whom only three have been released.

Now this number rose to 50 people whose destiny will be decided in 48 hours,” the head of the Iraqi Immigrants Federation Ari Jalal said. Within the scope of an understanding between the Iraqi government and European countries, 6,500 Kurds have been deported since 2005. nrttv.com

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