Sulamaniyeh I think is in the Kurdish part close to the Iran border. The road between Abil and Sulamaniyeh is suppose to be great.
But my route as planned now is:
Arbil or Irbil according to how you spell it.
BUT... I do not jump cities. I jump from Hotel to Hotel.
The soldiers have all the rooms filled and finding telephone numbers for Hotels in these cities so far is difficult. I need to call to be sure there is a room, and if there is not. I keep going to the next city.