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Instability in Iraq Fuels Kurdish Independence Move

The president of Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government has told VOA the situation in the country has increased the urgency of creating an independent Kurdish state. Peshmerga fighters from the Kurdish autonomous region have responded to territorial gains by Sunni militants with moves of their own, taking the disputed city of Kirkuk, and surrounding areas.   Now, Iraqi Kurdistan regional President Massoud Barzani told VOA this was the time to create a Kurdish state.   “This is...

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