Iraq
Lahur Talabani rouses his troops as he continues to battle with his cousin for leadership of the PUK

Lahur Sheikh Jangi Talabani, co-chair of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK).
Lahur Sheikh Jangi Talabani, co-chair of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). © Reuters/Zohra Bensemra
By proclaiming himself sole president of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Bafel Talabani thought he would be able to force his cousin into exile and retain control of his Sulaymaniya stronghold. Unfortunately for him, Lahur Talabani still has support in political and security circles and does not intend to let go of the reins of power so easily. [...]
Published on 17.12.2021 at 06:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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