April 23, 2012

Will Barzani Declare Kurdish Independence?

Ofra Bengio, Jerusalem Post

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Since the 2003 war the Kurds have become the U.S. ally and the most credible partner in post-Saddam Iraq.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Kurdistan, Kurds, Massoud Barzani, Masud Barzani


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