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Kurdish Peshmerga Claim Advances Near Kirkuk


Kurdish Peshmerga forces claimed to have captured a string of villages from Islamic State fighters south of Kirkuk on September 30, aided by U.S.-led air strikes. Peshmerga Secretary-General Jabbar Yawar said Iraqi Kurds had retaken about half of the territory seized in northern Iraq by IS militants in August.. Kurdish Peshmerga forces claimed to have captured a string of villages from Islamic State fighters south of Kirkuk on September 30, aided by U.S.-led air strikes. Peshmerga Secretary-General Jabbar Yawar said Iraqi Kurds had retaken about half of the territory seized in northern Iraq by IS militants in August.. (RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq)


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