Middle East

Iraq orders truce with Kurds to allow calm border deployments

An Iraqi family sits amidst the rubble in the village of Barzan, in the Zummar area of Nineveh province, northwest of Mosul, on October 27, 2017. Iraqi forces mounted a new assault on October 26 against Kurdish fighters in the strategic Zummar, tightening the screws after seizing swathes of territory in a lightning advance since mid-October. AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on October 28, 2017, on page 1.

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