Political Risk

Iraqi Kurds entrench political faultline with Syria border ditch

“Iraqi Kurds are digging a 17-km (10-mile) trench on their border with Syria, reinforcing a political faultline between the two rival parties that dominate on either side of the frontier. Iraqi Kurdish authorities say the ditch, which is approximately 3 metres deep and 2 metres wide, will help reduce smuggling and keep Islamist militants out of their relatively stable region as war grinds on in Syria.”

Source: Iraqi Kurds entrench political faultline with Syria border ditch | Reuters

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