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Asia > Middle East > Iraq > Iraqi Kurdistan > Al-Kosh


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Travel Warning WARNING: Although much safer than neighboring Mosul, travel to Al-Kosh is still very dangerous and is therefore strongly discouraged. If you must go, remain cautious at all times and inquire about the security situation at the many checkpoints on the way to Al-Kosh.
(Information last updated Feb 2018)

Al-Kosh is an ethnically Assyrian town in the contested Nineveh Province of Iraq, but controlled by Iraqi Kurdistan.


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Be aware that the road leading to Al-Kosh is littered with military checkpoints. For more info on how to deal with these checkpoints, see War zone safety.

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  • 1 Rabban Hermizd Monastery (دير الربان هرمزد). The most important monastery for the Chaldean Catholic Church, founded in 640 AD. Rabban Hormizd Monastery on Wikipedia Rabban Hormizd Monastery (Q1475704) on Wikidata







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