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Kurdistan Prime Minister's brother dies from heart attack at 51

Kurdistan Prime Minister's brother dies from heart attack at 51


Dilovan Idris Barzani, brother of the Kurdistan Region's Prime Minister, Nechirvan Barzani, died suddenly on Monday from a heart attack.

Born in 1966 in Barzan area, he was the twin brother of Nechirvan Barzani. He passed away in Erbil after suffering from a heart attack at the age of 51.

He held no official position but was considered a prominent social figure, taking part in events across the Kurdistan Region as a representative for the Kurdish Prime Minister.

In a statement released early Monday afternoon, former President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani expressed his condolences to Dilovan's family, describing the loss of his nephew as "painful."

A funeral and mourning period of three days, beginning Tuesday, will be held in the town of Pirmam in Erbil.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in a phone call to Nechirvan Barzani expressed his condolences. 

Editing by Nadia Riva