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Fight against terrorism in Kurdish region

Qais Ibrahim steps into the interrogations room. His hands are bound together by a brown leat-her strap. He is wearing a green sweat suit. There are traces of acne under his long, bushy beard. His bright eyes quickly scan everything in the room, except for the lady seated at his right. He apologises: “I cannot look at a lady. It is forbidden. But with your permission, I will look upon you as a professional.” Permis-sion granted, he steals a furtive glance at me, whispers a prayer, and looks away. The interview can begin. Qais was arrested ten months ago for attempting to assassinate Dr Barham Salih, prime minister of areas controlled by the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in northern Iraq. Upon capture, he confessed to his charges immediately – and proudly. Full Story

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