I2a2a*-M233 (old I2b1*) is being seen as an European haplogroup, this is why I was curious about its occurrence in one Kurdish individual and wrote a post about its world wide distribution here.
Finally, after a long search the Kurdish I2a2a*-M233 (old I2b1*) turned out to be positive for one SNP downstream of M233, he is Z161+. Newly tested SNPs are highlighted in yellow.
1x I2a2a* (old I2b1*; Z161+, L1228-, L1229-, L1230-, L1226-, L699-, L701-, L702-, L703-, L704-, M379-)(Sorani from Sulaymaniyah/Iraq)
The tree presented in the results part of the I2b1/M223 Y-CLAN STUDY
shows the details/relationships of the different groups of I2a2a*. The current
position of the mentioned Sorani Kurd is highlighted in bold and yellow. Z161 has two branches: L801/Z76 and L623/L147.4, highlighted in green and light blue, respectively. L801/Z76 is divided into a three subbranches but based on 23andme data we can already exclude two of them because he is negative for Z78 (18.104.22.168.1) and P95 (22.214.171.124.2).
Excluded branches are highlighted in dark grey (based on the SNPs tested individually by FTDNA).
Excluded branches are highlighted in light grey (based on the SNPs tested automatically by 23andme).
1.1- L1229* (Roots)
1.1.1- L812* (Roots Group 1a/446 = 8, 438 = 8)
126.96.36.199- L319 (Roots Group 1a/446 = 8, 438 = 8)
1.1.2- L1230 (Roots Group 2a Section 1/446 = 9, 531 = 11)
188.8.131.52- Z76* (Cont2a, Cont2b/P95-, Cont2to1, Cont1-X)
184.108.40.206.1- Z78* (Cont1-XX)
220.127.116.11.1.1- L1198 (Cont1, Cont1a)
18.104.22.168.1.1.1- Z190 (Cont1b, Cont1c)
22.214.171.124.126.96.36.199- Z79 (Cont1c1)
188.8.131.52.2- P95 (Cont2b)
184.108.40.206.3- L1201 (Cont2b)
1.2.2- L623, L147.4 (Cont2c)
1.3.1- P78 (Cont3a)
220.127.116.11- L484 (Cont3a)
1.3.2- L699/L703 (I2b1-XX)
18.104.22.168- L704 (I2b1-XX1)
22.214.171.124.1- L1226 (I2b1-XX1)
126.96.36.199- L1193* (Isles E)
188.8.131.52.2 L1194 (Isles E)
184.108.40.206- L126, L137, L369 (Isles Limbo, Isles Sc)
1.5- L1228 (I2b1-X)
1.5.1- L1227 (I2b1-X)