Monthly Archives: September 2017

Celebrations following Kurdistan independence referendum

On the day of the Kurdistan independence referendum, I spoke to Haseeb in Erbil, Iraq at a celebration following the voting. He explains why he thinks Iraqi Kurdistan should be independent amidst all the festivities near the citadel: Advertisements

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MMA comes to Iraq on eve of Kurdistan independence referendum

“This is a new thing in Erbil. It’s not just war here. There are good things too,” said Mohammed Ali, from Basra, at the first ever MMA event in Iraq and the Kurdistan region. The fight took place just days … Continue reading

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Pics: Iraq’s first MMA fight

Days before the Kurdistan independence referendum, the first ever Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight in Iraq took place in Erbil – the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan. My pics for Kurdish media outlet Rudaw: http://www.rudaw.net/english/culture/15092017

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British YPG/Peshmerga volunteer speaks the truth about life as a foreigner fighting ISIS

Jimmy,  a British Army veteran of the Iraq War, has volunteered as a combat medic with both the YPG in Syria and the Peshmerga in Iraq. He’s one of hundreds of Western volunteers to fight with the Kurdish groups in … Continue reading

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