Kurdistan tourist towns last resort for Iraqi refugees

By Reuters | Wed, 12 Mar 2014 05:11 AM
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By Isabel Coles

SHAQLAWA, Iraq, March 12 (Reuters) - The holiday season has yet to begin, but hotels in the mountain resort towns of Iraq's Kurdistan region are already fully booked.

The patrons are not tourists but refugees who have fled conflict in the country's arid Sunni Arab heartland for the relative safety of its autonomous north, where Kurds run their own affairs.

Shaqlawa may seem an ...

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