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He explains that the northern border of Iraq, snaking through mountains and deep gorges, is highly permeable. When the Iranian government speaks about shutting the border crossings it ignores these unofficial routes.
Nevertheless, the Iraqi Kurdish negotiating position is now so weak that they will probably have to cede a measure of control over these frontiers to Baghdad.
But the growing insurgent threat soon made it impractical for British forces to protect it, and after their withdrawal from the city in 2007, it was too dangerous for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to send teams to repair the damage.
“If he had agreed to postpone the referendum, he would have made many gains,” says Mr Araji.He says that this could happen again, but is much less likely now because Isis no longer holds cities and districts where it can safely organise and equip bombers.“The main thing is that the caliphate has been broken,” he says.While some of the gravestones have simply crumbled in Basra fierce heat, and some removed by a local caretaker for safekeeping, others are thought to have been stolen by looters and sold for use as building materials.In one corner of the bare earth, a set of football goals has been erected.