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Iraq: Problems loom on Syrian border, domestic political progress
Border issues: Iran closed its Khosravi border crossing near the Iraqi city of Khanaqin, on the fringes of the KRI, on 3 October after a request from Baghdad due to security issues. This followed widespread protests around Iraq. The KRI has largely avoided any impact from the protests, which have been concentrated in Baghdad and the south.
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