History and Politics: The Erbil Citadel

The Erbil Citadel Constructed more than 6,000 years ago, the Erbil Citadel is one the longest sites to have been continuously inhabited in the world. The Citadel, locally called Qelat, is a tell – an artificially constructed mound – rising about the plain at 98 ft. (30m). It features a peculiar fan-line pattern which dates to the late Ottoman phase of the city. The famous continuous tall wall...


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Kurdistan Peshmerga forces receive roughly 70 vehicles from US-led Coalition

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - The Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga on Monday received some 70 vehicles through the US Department of Defense (DoD)-funded Counter-ISIS Train and Equip Fund (CTEF) program. Col. Jeffery Todd Burroughs, Deputy Director Military Advisor Group North, told Kurdistan 24 during the handover ceremony that the coalition was “divesting some vehicles and rolling stock in order to enhance the Peshmerga mobility, approximately four dozen Humvees,...


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Artist of the week: Azad Nanakeli

Azad Nanakeli, originally from Erbil, is an international artist that has had numerous exhibitions since 1973. He works with visual arts, combining installation work, video, photography and painting. His work has been shown in various galleries around the world, from Iraq to Italy to the United Arab Emirates. He currently lives in Florence, Italy. For Azad Nanakeli, art a way of connecting the past to the present and...


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