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Iraqi Kurds take over two oil fields

FOLLOWERS OF Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend open-air June 11prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. The lightning sweep by the militants over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. At the same time, splits have grown between the Shiite-led government in Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.

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FOLLOWERS OF Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attend open-air June 11prayers in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. The lightning sweep by the militants over much of northern and western Iraq the past month has dramatically hiked tensions between the country's Shiite majority and Sunni minority. At the same time, splits have grown between the Shiite-led government in Baghdad and the Kurdish autonomous region in the north.



BAGHDAD — Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday, Iraq’s Oil Ministry said, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki...

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