Fazel Hawramy

An Iranian-Kurdish female fighter fires her rifle during a fight with Islamic State militants in Bashiqa, near Mosul, Iraq, Nov. 3, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)

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Iranian Kurdish fighters step up clashes ahead of KRG independence vote

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

The increased attacks against Iranian forces by Iranian Kurdish opposition groups based in Iraq raise questions about the future of relations between Erbil and Tehran.

Not all Kurds on board with Kurdish independence vote

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

Some residents of Sulaimaniyah are fed up with the Iraqi Kurdistan government's poor management of the economy and may take their frustration out in the upcoming independence referendum.

Iran steps up pressure on Iraqi Kurds to halt referendum

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

Iran is stepping up pressure on Iraqi Kurdish political parties to refrain from holding their upcoming referendum on independence.

Iran struggles to address smuggling in Kurdish areas

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

Despite repeated pledges of investment and other measures to address unemployment, dire economic conditions continue to force Iranian Kurds into the smuggling trade.

Referendum on independent Kurdistan puts Iran at crossroads

Friday, Jul. 7, 2017 | Fazel Hawramy, Contributor

While Iran is the only country that has long enjoyed close ties with Iraqi Kurds, the upcoming referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurdistan puts it at a crossroads.

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Fazel Hawramy is an independent journalist currently based in Iraqi Kurdistan. Twitter: @FazelHawramy

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