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    Kurdish Peshmerga Force Secures Kirkuk, Its Oili
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    Jeffrey Young
    July 20, 2014 8:54 PM
    The Kurdistan regional government has sent its Peshmerga troops into the adjacent province of Kirkuk to drive out insurgents, and to secure the area's rich oil fields. By doing this, the regional government has added a fourth province to the three it officially controls. The oil also provides revenue that could make an independent Kurdistan economically strong. VOA’s Jeffrey Young went out with the Peshmerga and filed this report.

    Kurdish Peshmerga Force Secures Kirkuk, Its Oil

    Published July 20, 2014

    The Kurdistan regional government has sent its Peshmerga troops into the adjacent province of Kirkuk to drive out insurgents, and to secure the area's rich oil fields. By doing this, the regional government has added a fourth province to the three it officially controls. The oil also provides revenue that could make an independent Kurdistan economically strong. VOA’s Jeffrey Young went out with the Peshmerga and filed this report.


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    by: Robert from: Panama
    July 20, 2014 9:29 PM
    An independent Kurdistan is probably the only good thing that will come out of Bush's war in Iraq. I wish them luck. They deserve to have their own country.