Iraqi Army Tightens Control Over Kirkuk as Kurdish Forces Withdraw

HeadlineOct 17, 2017
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In Iraq, thousands of residents fled the northern city of Kirkuk as Kurdish fighters withdrew from government buildings and Iraqi troops backed by Shia militias took control of most of the city of 1 million people. The Iraqi advance came after a large majority of Kurds declared independence from Iraq in a referendum held in late September.

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