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Iraq conflict:
Kurds ´seize oil fields´ in north

BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/11/2014 7:21:02 AM

Iraqi Kurds have taken over two oil fields, Iraq´s oil ministry says, amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad. Kurdish peshmerga forces seized control of production facilities at Bai Hassan and the Kirkuk oil fields, in the north of Iraq, on Friday, the ministry adds. Kurdish MPs have also withdrawn from Iraq´s central government. They did so after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused the Kurds of harbouring extremists. Kurdish forces have moved into areas of north-western Iraq abandoned by the Iraqi army during the advance of Islamist insurgents led by the Isis (Islamic State in Iraq and

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Muncsdad, 7/11/2014 7:43:58 AM     (No. 9919459)

If the Kurds ran the whole country it would be much better.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/11/2014 7:52:58 AM     (No. 9919473)

Good news! Let´s see the Kurds take a chunk out of Turkey next. (No, I have not forgotten the Turks prohibiting our military access to the north of Iraq during the war!)

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MattMusson, 7/11/2014 8:04:10 AM     (No. 9919489)

The Kurds are a people and already have a defacto homeland. If the Moslems don´t like it, that´s tough. They can cry all they want. But the Kurds are not going away.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tennman, 7/11/2014 9:46:26 AM     (No. 9919630)

As a generalization the Kurds are the best of the 3 and tend to be more pro-Western and tolerant than the others.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney, 7/11/2014 10:44:43 AM     (No. 9919715)

Malaki needs to go. He has stabbed us in the back long enough.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 7/11/2014 5:44:19 PM     (No. 9920306)

Saladin was a Kurd. A good general and a famous sultan. But a Moslem. The Kurds have not forgotten his military success. Neither should we.

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