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Iraq - Woman reporter killed in clashes in Kurdistan between Islamic State and Peshmerga

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She worked for Firat, a news agency that supports Turkey's PKK As the United States began air strikes in support of Iraqi Kurdistan's attempts to resist the Islamic State's advance in northern Iraq, a Turkish journalist of Kurdish origin was killed during clashes between Kurdish and Islamic State forces in Makhmour refugee camp, 40 km southwest of Erbil, on 8 August. The journalist was Leyla Yildizhan, who worked for the Firat news agency using the pseudonym of Deniz Firat. She was covering (...)

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