Kurdish forces pullout from Khanaqin area on Iraq-Iran border, security sources say

Kurdish forces pullout from Khanaqin area on Iraq-Iran border, security sources say
Tue Oct 17, 2017 13:33:52

Kurdish Peshmerga forces pulled out from the area of Khanaqin, on the border with Iran as Iraqi forces prepared to take over their positions, security sources said.

(reuters) -- The region is home to a large Kurdish community and the site of a small oil field, Khana.

Responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence held last month, Iraqi government forces on Monday captured the Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk, transforming the country's balance of power.


 

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