Middle East

Iraqi Kurds say future of disputed Kirkuk in their hands

A member of Kurdish Peshmerga forces (R) talks to a leader of a local Shiite community who praises the Kurdish Special Forces for protecting them from Sunni militants led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on June 21, 2014 in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. AFP PHOTO / RICK FINDLER

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 25, 2014, on page 9.




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