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Baghdad launches Kirkuk operation as Kurd fighters mobilise
By Abdallah Ibrahim
Kirkuk, Iraq, Oct 13, 2017 (AFP) - The Iraqi army launched an operation to retake Kurdish-held positions around the disputed oil city of Kirkuk on Friday amid a bitter row with the Kurds over a vote for independence last month.
A senior Kurdish official said thousands of heavily armed fighters had been deployed to resist the offensive "at any cost" and called for international intervention with the federal gove ...