By KANI XULAM
These have been extremely sad days for me.
When the fanatics of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) made a dash for Mosul in June, the Kurdish forces of the KRG did the same for Kirkuk and other Kurdish populated regions inside Iraq, which included a highland range known as Mount Shingal.
For about two months a cold war of sorts, punctuated with occasional skirmishes, prevailed between the two sides.
On the night of August 2, the ISIS attacked Shingal and took it without a real fight.