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Iraq's Kurds claim control of disputed northern oilfields

Published on Jul 12, 2014 12:15 AM
 

ARBIL, Iraq (AFP) - Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region claimed control of disputed northern oilfields on Friday, a move sharply condemned by Baghdad as relations between the two sides hit a new low.

"Members of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and Kirkuk Oil Protection Forces moved to secure the oilfields of Bai Hassan and the Makhmour area," the region's government said in a statement.

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