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Dairei Citadel

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Dairei Citadel dates back to the reign of Prince Muhammad (1813-1837) in the 19th century. Situated high on a hill in the western edge of the Permam Mountains, Dairei is 38 km from Erbil, on the Erbil-Darabizmar road. A thick defense wall, containing several slits through which inhabitants could shoot at oncoming attackers, originally surrounded the citadel and some of its structure is still visible.

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