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85,000 of displaced civilians return to their homes in Kirkuk

85,000 of displaced civilians return their homes in Kirkuk
A total of 85,000 civilians have returned back to their homes in Kirkuk, a source inside the Iraqi ministry of displacement and migration announced on Monday.

The migration of Kirkuk civilians to Erbil has also stopped, the source added.

This comes as the crisis in Kirkuk has escalated. Peshmerga forces have been fending off attacks launched by the Iraqi forces, backed by IMIS, since Sunday night. 

Tensions between the two sides over the future of Kurdistan have been high since the Kurds voted for independence in a September referendum. 
 




 

Last Modified: Monday، 23 October 2017 10:14 PM
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