Iraqi Kurdish forces gather at a base in Taza Khormato, 25 kms south of Kirkuk, June 17, 2014. (AFP PHOTO/MARWAN IBRAHIM)
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Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region formed a new government Wednesday after months of wrangling, with Premier Nerchivan Barzani using the occasion to call for defending disputed northern territory.The division of ministries was not immediately clear, but the government includes the Goran movement, which had been in opposition.Previously, the government was formed by the historic duopoly of Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan of ailing Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
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