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Kurds Seize Disputed Oil Hub Amid Iraq Chaos

by Wochit 0:32 mins

Kurds Seize Disputed Oil Hub Amid Iraq Chaos

by Wochit 0:32 mins

After a decades-long dispute between Arabs and Kurds over the oil-rich northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, it took just an hour and a half for its fate to be decided. As al-Qaida-inspired militants advanced across northern Iraq and security forces melted away, Kurdish fighters who have long dominated Kirkuk ordered Iraqi troops out and seized full control of the regional oil hub and surrounding areas.

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