Ibrahim Khalil border
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Front Gate of Ibrahim Khalil border in Iraqi Kurdistan
Ibrahim Khalil (Arabic: ابراهيم خليل) is a border crossing point between Turkey and Iraq - Kurdistan Region. It is also called the Habur Border Gate in English. Before the control point and gate there is a bridge crossing the river Khabur (Tigris), which forms the natural border between Iraq and Turkey.
Although it is an entry point into Iraq, the crossing is controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government, which enforces its own customs and immigration policies, enforced at checkpoints manned by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters under the flag of Kurdistan — a red, white, and green tricolor with a golden sun.
In September 2004, a 13th Corps Support Command (COSCOM) fragmentary order tasked the 167th Corps Support Group (CSG) to monitor the supplies being shipped from supply centers in northern Turkey to coalition forces in Iraq. The 167th CSG, a New Hampshire Army Reserve unit, deployed to the Ibrahim Khalil Customs Facility near the city of Zakho, Iraq, which is located at the Habur River border between Turkey and Iraq. On the Turkish side, the crossing is known as Habur Gate.
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