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Iraqi Kurdish leader visits disputed Kirkuk

Iraqis gather at the site of a bombing in the oil rich city of Kirkuk, in northern Iraq June 25, 2014. (AP Photo)

KIRKUK: The president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani, visited the disputed city of Kirkuk Thursday for the first time since Kurdish forces took control of it, officials said.

Barzani made the trip to inspect Kurdish security forces deployed near Sunni Arab militant-controlled areas south and west of the city and raise morale, an official from his Kurdistan Democratic Party said.

 

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