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Iraq: Fixing Security in Kirkuk

Federal forces now patrol Kirkuk, the diverse, oil-rich province disputed between the central and Kurdish regional governments.

The arrangement is unsettling communal relations, with Kurds feeling excluded.

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With outside help, Baghdad and Erbil should design a joint security mechanism including a…

What’s new?

In October 2017, the Iraqi army restored central government control over the disputed Kirkuk governorate and its oil fields in the country’s north.

Since then, multiple federal forces including paramilitaries have policed the area.

The new arrangement reassured the…

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