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 US CALLS FOR DIALOGUE OVER CLASH BETWEEN IRAQ FORCES AND KURDISH – HELD SITES

 

Clashes have been reported between Iraqi and Kurdish forces after Baghdad sent troops towards disputed areas held by the Kurds in Kirkuk province.

State TV said government forces had taken control of some areas, including oil fields, “without fighting”. But Kurdish officials denied this.

An exchange of artillery fire is said to have occurred south of Kirkuk city.

The US government has said it is very concerned and urged dialogue “as the best option to defuse tensions”.

 

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