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Iraq starts operation to clear planned oil route to Iran

Reuters

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces launched on Wednesday an operation to consolidate control of an area near the Iran border to be used for the transit of Iraqi oil, the military said, highlighting concern about mountainous terrain where two armed groups are active. 72 more words

Iraq plans military operation to secure oil route to Iran

Reuters

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces are preparing an operation to consolidate control of an area near the Iran border to be used for the transit of Iraqi oil, two officials said on Monday, highlighting concern about mountainous terrain where two armed groups are active. 378 more words

Kurdish parties opposed to Barzani report attacks on offices overnight -- "For now, Kudish independence movement looks dead"

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi Kurdish political parties opposed to regional leader Masoud Barzani reported attacks on their offices in several cities overnight, hours after Barzani announced his resignation, brought low by a failed push for independence. 1,490 more words

Kurdish President Steps Down

As reported by Reuters news agency, Masoud Barzani, who spent decades leading the long-oppressed Kurds, confirmed today he was stepping down as president of the Kurdistan Regional Government after his drive for independence failed. 79 more words

News And Politics

Iraq Orders 24 Hour Truce with Kurds

As reported by Reuters news agency, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, to allow for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings with the Kurdistan region. 74 more words

News And Politics

The West should support Kurdish independence — with conditions

Last month, Iraqi Kurds voted overwhelmingly to separate from Iraq. This week, the Iraqi government responded by sending troops in to take control of Kirkuk – a city that Kurdish fighters seized from ISIS three years ago — as well as several oil fields. 823 more words

Canada

The Kurdish Referendum for Independence in Northern Iraq

The Kurdish Referendum for Independence in Northern Iraq
Air Cdre (Ret) Andrew Lambert
Director, ERPIC Security Program

Before we start, let’s just remind ourselves some of the history, because of the context in which this was established, that actually dictates the way in which the future is likely to unfold. 2,016 more words

Eastern Mediterranean