Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand to attention at their barracks in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on June 14, 2014
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand to attention at their barracks in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on June 14, 2014 © Safin Hamed - AFP
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand to attention at their barracks in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on June 14, 2014
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Last updated: June 15, 2014

Kurd forces hold Iraq border crossing with Syria

Kurdish forces are in control of one the two official border crossings with Syria, which they seized after Iraqi forces withdrew, a senior Kurdish security official said on Sunday.

The Kurdish troops took control of the Rabia crossing on Tuesday and have held it since, Jabbar Yawar, the secretary general of the ministry responsible for the Kurdish peshmerga forces, told AFP.

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