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Iraqi gov't assumes control after Kurds leave disputed areas

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:30:55 GMT2017-10-18T02:30:55Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish fighters pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, one day after giving up the vital oil city of Kirkuk - a dramatic redeployment of forces that opened the way for government troops to move into energy-rich and other strategically important territories....

The Latest: Iraqi PM calls for dialogue after Kirkuk

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:32:38 GMT2017-10-17T19:32:38Z

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local):...

Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 02:57:25 GMT2017-10-17T02:57:25Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Three weeks after Iraq's Kurdish region held a referendum on independence, Iraqi forces entered the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. Here's what you need to know:...

Iraqi forces enter territory disputed with Kurds

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:24:17 GMT2017-10-16T01:24:17Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi federal forces entered disputed territory held by Kurds early Monday, seeking to end a nearly month-old political fight over areas taken under control by Kurdish militias three years ago to defend the oil city of Kirkuk against the Islamic State group....

The Latest: Iraq media say troops enter area held by Kurds

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 23:50:54 GMT2017-10-15T23:50:54Z

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The latest on Iraqi government's move to take control of disputed territories held by Iraqi Kurds outside their autonomous region (all times local):...