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Iraq resumes Kirkuk oil exports after yearlong pause


Officials in Iraq and Kurdistan have agreed on Friday to resume oil exports, one year after the city was seized by federal forces from the autonomous Kurdish administration in the north of the country.

Oil Ministry spokesperson Assem Jihad says an agreement was reached with the Kurdish Regional Government to export 50,000 to 100,000 barrels of oil per day.

Oil will be exported through a pipeline that runs through Kurdish territory to Turkey.

In mid-October, Baghdad managed to regain control over all oil fields belonging to the North Oil Company after successful Iraqi forces operations.

Iraq began its operation in Kirkuk a few weeks after the referendum on independence in Iraqi Kurdistan.