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Prompted by the next post I have merged eleven threads, all SWJ Blog posts, to this thread. The title was Turkey, the PKK, Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan (merged thread) and has been amended to show a wider subject.
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Default Iran's jihadi gambit

I don't think there have been posts on the Iranian Kurds, so this lengthy article helps to explain the history and the often ambivalent tance of the Iranian regime. Sub-titled:
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A history of support for Kurdish extremists comes back to haunt Tehran
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Below the surface, though, a lingering fear persists: Is Tehran finally serious about confronting its jihadi menace? Or is this crackdown, like so many before it, only temporary?
Link:https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/ori...#disqus_thread
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