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Iran-linked militias torch KDP office, after IRGC strike on Erbil

Tension is mounting between Iran-linked armed factions and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq after repeated attacks on the largest Kurdish party office in the capital and threats.
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BAGHDAD — Flickering orange flames could be seen against the night sky shortly after midnight on March 28 through the mass of yelling men who had rushed to the main office of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the Iraqi capital.

On April 3, several rockets struck the Bashiqa base, which hosts Turkish forces and is located in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province near the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, for the second time in less than a week.

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