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The Latest: Iraqi Kurds withdraw from area near Kirkuk<
BAGHDAD (AP) - The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):
1:40 p.m.
A Kurdish commander says his forces have withdrawn from the edges of a disputed region in northern Iraq amid tensions with the central government over the administration of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
Lt. Gen. Wasta Rasul said Friday his forces evacuated positions southwest of the city, while an officer in the Iraqi Army's 9th Armored Division said h ...