KAZ

(redirected from Kurdish Autonomous Zone)
AcronymDefinition
KAZKazakhstan
KAZKeio Advanced Zero Emission
KAZKeio Advanced Zero (car)
KAZKeystone Active Zone (intiative; Pennsylvania Advocates for Nutrition and Activity)
KAZKurdish Autonomous Zone (northern Iraq)
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Fortunately, this seems to be happening in Syria, where the Trump administration is (as yet) backing a Kurdish Autonomous Zone on the lines of the KAR in Iraq.
The government of the Iraqi Kurdish autonomous zone has called for a halt to any attacks into Iran by Kurds in Iraqi territory.
Airstrikes helped Kurdish forces stop extremists threatening the capital of the Kurdish autonomous zone, Erbil, in August.
Shearer reported that a large number of people were moving towards safety along a route to north of Iraq in Kurdish autonomous zone. He encouraged New Zealand to support agencies present in the area to make sure the needs of refugees are met.
More recently, terrorists from the "Islamic State" group slaughtered hundreds of ethnic Kurds from the Yazidi religious sect as they attempt to expand their control into the Kurdish autonomous zone in northern Iraq, amid fierce clashes with Kurdish Peshmerga forces.
The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in areas of Iraq and Syria it controls, clashed with Kurdish forces on Wednesday in the town of Makhmur near Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous zone.
The Islamic State, which has declared a caliphate in the areas of Iraq and Syria it controls, clashed with Kurdish forces on Wednesday in the town of Makhmur, about 40 miles southwest of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous zone.
The takeover of the Bai Hassan and Kirkuk oil fields were the latest land grabs by Kurds, who have responded to the Sunni militant insurgency that has overrun large parts of Iraq by seizing territory of their own, effectively expanding the Kurdish autonomous zone in the north.
Last month, US magazine The Atlantic predicted that if a de facto Kurdish autonomous zone emerges in northern Syria as a result of the 20-month war, Turkey could prove a natural ally.
During the war, the Americans also managed to secure a commitment from their Iraqi Kurdish allies to reign in returning Kurds, and prevent the forced displacement of ethnic Arabs from town just south of the Kurdish Autonomous Zone (towns such as Kirkuk, Mosul, Makhmour, and Khanequin).
In northern Iraq, the US airdrop into the Kurdish autonomous zone was the first large coalition ground force in the region.
They think that once the Turkish military goes into Syria, the Kurdish autonomous zone in that country will be threatened by the Turkish military.