The Khanzad Castle near Erbil was build during the Soran Emirate in the century. Soran was a Kurdish emirate based in southern Kurdistan. Interesting: Mir Muhammad who ruled the emirate from 1814 was a direct descendant of Sultan Selahedîn.
The Sirwan river, located southwest of Halabja in the Province of Suleymania, Iraqi-Kurdistan. This river originates in the Kurdish Area of western Iran and then runs mainly through the other Kurdish Area in Iraq. Photo by Kamal Haji Karim