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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Matt Johnson: Yet another betrayal of the KurdsA referendum was held on September 25, and 93 percent of voters expressed their
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 8 hours ago
A referendum was held on September 25, and 93 percent of voters expressed their desire to live in an autonomous Kurdistan. Masoud Barzani is the president of the Kurdish regional government, and he thought the Kurds were in a strong position to... Read more
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News Channel 12 New Bern
Iraqi forces clash with Kurdish fighters in town north of Kirkukthe fall of Hussein, Kurds began returning to Kirkuk, repopulating the city and
News Channel 12 New Bern / Posted 9 hours ago
the fall of Hussein, Kurds began returning to Kirkuk, repopulating the city and its surrounding areas. Kurdistan resident Masoud Barzani issued a statement Friday urging the international community to speak out "to impede the occurrence of another... Read more
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The Washington Times
Altun Kupri offense: Iraqi forces use U.S. Humvees, tanks in latest offensive against peshmergaa week after Baghdad ordered an initial assault on the city of Kirkuk itself, w
The Washington Times / Posted 17 hours ago
a week after Baghdad ordered an initial assault on the city of Kirkuk itself, which Kurdish Regional Government President Masoud Barzani said both cities would remain under peshmerga protection indefinitely. “Iranian artillery experts,”... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at borderstream of oil revenues with the loss of the city, dealing a serious blow to asp
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 18 hours ago
stream of oil revenues with the loss of the city, dealing a serious blow to aspirations for independence. Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani championed a non-binding vote for Kurdish independence in September. Baghdad condemned it and instead demanded... Read more
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Gulf News
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at borderstream of oil revenues with the loss of the city, dealing a serious blow to asp
Gulf News / Posted 18 hours ago
stream of oil revenues with the loss of the city, dealing a serious blow to aspirations for independence.Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani championed a non-binding vote for Kurdish independence in September. Baghdad condemned it and instead demanded... Read more
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San Antonio Express-News
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at borderstream of oil revenues with the loss of the city, dealing a serious blow to asp
San Antonio Express-News / Posted 19 hours ago
stream of oil revenues with the loss of the city, dealing a serious blow to aspirations for independence. Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani championed a non-binding vote for Kurdish independence in September. Baghdad condemned it and instead demanded... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at borderstream of oil revenues with the loss of Kirkuk, dealing a serious blow to aspir
Hawaii News Now / Posted 20 hours ago
stream of oil revenues with the loss of Kirkuk, dealing a serious blow to aspirations for independence. Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani championed a non-binding vote for independence in September. Baghdad condemned it and instead demanded the... Read more
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Aljazeera
How a shocking reversal of fortunes unfolded in Kirkukwhich have sizeable Kurdish populations of their own. The United States and oth
Aljazeera / Posted 21 hours ago
which have sizeable Kurdish populations of their own. The United States and other Western allies pleaded with KRG President Masoud Barzani to cancel or delay the referendum, but he pressed on, and 92 percent of voters chose secession. In Baghdad,... Read more
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The Register Citizen
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at borderstream of oil revenues with the loss of Kirkuk, dealing a serious blow to aspir
The Register Citizen / Posted 21 hours ago
stream of oil revenues with the loss of Kirkuk, dealing a serious blow to aspirations for independence. Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani championed a non-binding vote for independence in September. Baghdad condemned it and instead demanded the... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at borderstream of oil revenues with the loss of Kirkuk, dealing a serious blow to aspir
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 21 hours ago
stream of oil revenues with the loss of Kirkuk, dealing a serious blow to aspirations for independence. Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani championed a non-binding vote for independence in September. Baghdad condemned it and instead demanded the... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at borderstream of oil revenues with the loss of Kirkuk, dealing a serious blow to aspir
The Middletown Press / Posted 21 hours ago
stream of oil revenues with the loss of Kirkuk, dealing a serious blow to aspirations for independence. Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani championed a non-binding vote for independence in September. Baghdad condemned it and instead demanded the... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentthousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was distur
Hawaii News Now / Posted yesterday
thousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was disturbed to see photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani burned in the city. "I feel like it's my father's photo that's been burnt," he said. The Kurds make up a... Read more
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The Washington Times
Kurdistan can still be independentcancel the referendum results as a precondition for talks to resolve the curren
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
cancel the referendum results as a precondition for talks to resolve the current dispute. KRG officials led by President Masoud Barzani not only previously had rejected any such demands, but pledged to defend Kurdish-held territory in case of... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentthousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was distur
WBOC Salisbury / Posted yesterday
thousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was disturbed to see photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani burned in the city. "I feel like it's my father's photo that's been burnt," he said. The Kurds make up a... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentthousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was distur
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted yesterday
thousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was disturbed to see photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani burned in the city. "I feel like it's my father's photo that's been burnt," he said. The Kurds make up a... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentthousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was distur
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted yesterday
thousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was disturbed to see photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani burned in the city. "I feel like it's my father's photo that's been burnt," he said. The Kurds make up a... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentthousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was distur
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted yesterday
thousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was disturbed to see photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani burned in the city. "I feel like it's my father's photo that's been burnt," he said. The Kurds make up a... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentthousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was distur
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted yesterday
thousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was disturbed to see photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani burned in the city. "I feel like it's my father's photo that's been burnt," he said. The Kurds make up a... Read more
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Aljazeera
'100,000 flee Kirkuk' since Iraqi army takeoverin Kirkuk city appeared to be operating normally, Reuters reported. Hemin Hawr
Aljazeera / Posted yesterday
in Kirkuk city appeared to be operating normally, Reuters reported. Hemin Hawrami, a senior assistant to KRG President Masoud Barzani, said in a post on Twitter that 57,000 families from Kirkuk were in need of "immediate assistance" after... Read more
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Swissinfo
Kurdish officials say thousands flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeoverHadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000.
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
Hadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000. Hemin Hawrami, a top aide to KRG President Masoud Barzani, tweeted that people had fled "looting and sectarian oppression" inflicted by Popular Mobilisation... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish officials say thousands flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeoverHadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000.
Reuters / Posted yesterday
Hadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000. Hemin Hawrami, a top aide to KRG President Masoud Barzani, tweeted that people had fled “looting and sectarian oppression” inflicted by Popular Mobilisation... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Iraqi court issues arrest warrant for Kurdish vice presidentthousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was distur
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
thousands returned. Another Kurdish resident, Hassan Anwar, said he was disturbed to see photos of Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani burned in the city. "I feel like it's my father's photo that's been burnt," he said. The Kurds make up a... Read more
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Swissinfo
100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover - Kurdish officialsHadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000.
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
Hadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000. Hemin Hawrami, a top aide to KRG President Masoud Barzani, tweeted that people had fled "looting and sectarian oppression" inflicted by Popular Mobilisation... Read more
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Reuters
100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover: Kurdish officialsHadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000.
Reuters / Posted yesterday
Hadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000. Hemin Hawrami, a top aide to KRG President Masoud Barzani, tweeted that people had fled “looting and sectarian oppression” inflicted by Popular Mobilisation... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Isil attacks villages south of Kirkuk as Iraqi and Kurdish forces distracted fighting each othersecurity situation has given Isil room to manoeuver. The US and its coalition
Daily Telegraph / Posted yesterday
security situation has given Isil room to manoeuver. The US and its coalition partners had warned Kurdistan’s President Masoud Barzani against holding the referendum, saying that pursuing independence would undermine the war Iraq was still... Read more
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Gulf News
Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VPelections originally slated for November 1.It said the regional parliament woul
Gulf News / Posted yesterday
elections originally slated for November 1.It said the regional parliament would pick a new date.Kurdish regional president Masoud Barzani and his Kurdistan Democratic Party are in a delicate position after spearheading last month’s independence... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover - Kurdish officialsHadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000.
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
Hadi aide told Reuters the total number of displaced people was about 100,000. Hemin Hawrami, a top aide to KRG President Masoud Barzani, tweeted that people had fled "looting and sectarian oppression" inflicted by Popular Mobilisation... Read more
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DW
Kurds blame outside world for loss of territories to Iraq |declaring them part of their united Iraq policy. Punishing the Kurds Last mon
DW / Posted yesterday
declaring them part of their united Iraq policy. Punishing the Kurds Last month, Washington warned Kurdish President Masoud Barzani against holding a referendum on Kurdish independence, saying the timing was wrong. The offer the Americans... Read more
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Zero Hedge
Barzani's Failed Kurdistan Project: A Deathblow To The Partition Of Iraq And Syriaarmed forces, the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, thus taking his distance from
Zero Hedge / Posted yesterday
armed forces, the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, thus taking his distance from Erbil, further isolating the Kurdish Leader Masoud Barzani: who is in fact the biggest loser today in Iraq. The first to abandon Barzani was Turkey, which has announced... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Turkey: Iraqi Kurds 'miscalculated' with independence voteunfortunately divided Kurds in Iraq. There is huge chaos and confusion." The r
The Middletown Press / Posted 2 days ago
unfortunately divided Kurds in Iraq. There is huge chaos and confusion." The referendum has put Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani in a delicate position as he now faces questions over whether the vote was worth the consequences — losing the... Read more
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Breitbart
Kurds Confirm Border Between Peshmerga, Iraqi Military Remains – For Nowwill be reorganized as per the agreement,” added Hikmat. Referring to the defe
Breitbart / Posted 2 days ago
will be reorganized as per the agreement,” added Hikmat. Referring to the defense lines in Mosul, KRG President Masoud Barzani suggested that they will ultimately serve to protect the Kurdish region should a “threat” arise after ISIS is... Read more
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San Francisco Chronicle
Turkey: Iraqi Kurds 'miscalculated' with independence voteunfortunately divided Kurds in Iraq. There is huge chaos and confusion." The r
San Francisco Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
unfortunately divided Kurds in Iraq. There is huge chaos and confusion." The referendum has put Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani in a delicate position as he now faces questions over whether the vote was worth the consequences — losing the... Read more
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Philly.com
Betraying the Kurds plays into Tehran's handsBaghdad. However, the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said i
Philly.com / Posted 2 days ago
Baghdad. However, the Iraqi government of Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said it would only talk if Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani rescinded the referendum. That he would not do. In recent days, Iraqi security forces, including... Read more
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Swissinfo
Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines - Iraqi army commandercivil peace in areas retaken by Baghdad's forces. The Kurdish vote was champio
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
civil peace in areas retaken by Baghdad's forces. The Kurdish vote was championed by KRG President and KDP party chief Masoud Barzani but not supported by the rival PUK party, in part because of the strong opposition of the Kurds' longtime ally... Read more
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Gulf News
Vote put independence out of reach for Kurdscould bring conflict; outside powers may be drawn in ARBIL: The Kurdish indepe
Gulf News / Posted 2 days ago
could bring conflict; outside powers may be drawn in ARBIL: The Kurdish independence vote championed by their leader Masoud Barzani was a gamble that may have made his quest for a homeland more elusive than ever.The September 25 vote won... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines: Iraqi army commandercivil peace in areas retaken by Baghdad’s forces. The Kurdish vote was champio
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
civil peace in areas retaken by Baghdad’s forces. The Kurdish vote was championed by KRG President and KDP party chief Masoud Barzani but not supported by the rival PUK party, in part because of the strong opposition of the Kurds’ longtime ally... Read more
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EuroNews
Vote may have put independence out of reach for Iraqi KurdsBy Michael Georgy ERBIL (Reuters) – The Kurdish independence vote championed by
EuroNews / Posted 2 days ago
By Michael Georgy ERBIL (Reuters) – The Kurdish independence vote championed by their leader Masoud Barzani was a gamble that may have made his quest for a homeland more elusive than ever. The Sept 25 vote won overwhelming backing for secession but... Read more
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Reuters
Vote may have put independence out of reach for Iraqi KurdsERBIL (Reuters) - The Kurdish independence vote championed by their leader Maso
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
ERBIL (Reuters) - The Kurdish independence vote championed by their leader Masoud Barzani was a gamble that may have made his quest for a homeland more elusive than ever. The Sept 25 vote won overwhelming backing for secession but has raised the... Read more
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Reuters
Kurdish forces withdraw to June 2014 lines -Iraqi army commanderin response to the referendum. The United States sided with Abadi in rejecting
Reuters / Posted 2 days ago
in response to the referendum. The United States sided with Abadi in rejecting the Kurds’ secessionist vote. KRG President Masoud Barzani has stood by it, saying the overwhelming “yes” for independence “won’t be in vain” and would be pursued by... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areasof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
Lake Placid News / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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Breitbart
Yazidis Caught Between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi Army in Independence Disputemanipulating them or taking them for granted. Other Yazidis are enthusiastic s
Breitbart / Posted 3 days ago
manipulating them or taking them for granted. Other Yazidis are enthusiastic supporters of the KRG, its president Masoud Barzani, and the Kurdish drive for independence. The independence movement has specifically addressed the attempted... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areasof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areasof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
Hawaii News Now / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areasof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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WBOC Salisbury
Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areasof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
WBOC Salisbury / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjarof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjarof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjarof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjarof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by "certain people in a certain party," a swipe at his political... Read more
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The Columbian
Kurds pull out abruptly from disputed Iraqi areasof 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be
The Columbian / Posted 3 days ago
of 25 peshmerga fighters killed in clashes over Kirkuk. The claim could not be independently verified. Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said the evacuation of Kirkuk was forced by “certain people in a certain party,” a swipe at his political... Read more
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