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Kurds put forces on alert for Iraq attack near Kirkuk
Arbil, Iraq, Oct 13, 2017 (AFP) - Kurdish authorities deployed thousands of fighters around the disputed oil city of Kirkuk on Friday for fear of an attack by Iraqi government troops and militia, a senior official said.
"Thousands of heavily armed peshmerga units are now completely in their positions around Kirkuk," a top aide to Kurdistan regional president Masoud Barzani tweeted.
"Their order is to defend at any cost," Hemin Hawrami s ...