Ibrahim Khalil border crossing

Ibrahim Khalil (Kurdish: دەروازەی ئیبراھیم خەلیل, Arabic: منفذ إبراهيم الخليل الدولي) is a border crossing point between Turkey and Iraq. It is also called the Habur Border or Frontier Gate in English. Before the control point and gate there is a bridge crossing the Khabur river, which forms the natural border between Iraq and Turkey.[1] The crossing is located to the south of the town of Silopi.

Ibrahim Khalil
ئیبراھیم خەلیل
إبراهيم الخليل
Front Gate of Ibrahim Khalil border in Iraq
Front Gate of Ibrahim Khalil border in Iraq
Ibrahim Khalil is located in Iraq
Ibrahim Khalil
Ibrahim Khalil
Location in Iraq
Coordinates: 37°08′41.00″N 42°33′56″E / 37.1447222°N 42.56556°E / 37.1447222; 42.56556Coordinates: 37°08′41.00″N 42°33′56″E / 37.1447222°N 42.56556°E / 37.1447222; 42.56556
Country  Turkey Iraq

Although it is an entry point into Iraq, the crossing is controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government, which enforced its own customs and immigration policies, enforced at checkpoints staffed by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters under the flag of Kurdistan—a red, white, and green tricolor with a golden sun.[2] In September 2004 the 167th Corps Support Group, a New Hampshire Army Reserve unit, was deployed to Ibrahim Khalil to monitor the supplies being shipped from supply centers in northern Turkey to coalition forces in Iraq.[3]

On 6 December 2015 the border was crossed by ca. 3,000[4] Turkish soldiers, heading to the Mosul countryside.

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  1. ^ Hubbard, Ben; Yeginsu, Ceylan (June 24, 2014). "After Opening Way to Rebels, Turkey Is Paying Heavy Price". The New York Times. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Butters, Andrew Lee (November 5, 2007). "The Turks Are Coming! Oh, They're Already Here". Time. Retrieved September 20, 2009.
  3. ^ Shea, William R. Jr.; Barclay, Andrew M. (May 2006). "Corps Support Group Logistics at the Iraq Border" (PDF). Army Logistician. United States Army Logistics Management College. 38 (3): 24–27. ISSN 0004-2528. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  4. ^ Ali, Issa (December 6, 2015). "Turkey to participate in the battle for Mosul north Iraq". ARA News. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved December 9, 2015.