Tensions Continue Between Baghdad And Iraq's Kurdish North

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For Iraq, Year Ends the Way It Began, With Guns Drawn -- New York Times

BAGHDAD — It was just the sort of episode that observers have long worried could provoke a serious conflict: when federal police agents sought to arrest a Kurdish man last month in the city of Tuz Khurmato in the Kurdish north of the country, a gunfight ensued with security men loyal to the Kurdish regional government.

When the bullets stopped flying, a civilian bystander was dead and at least eight others were wounded.

In response, the Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, rushed troop reinforcements to the area, and Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s semiautonomous northern Kurdish region, dispatched his own soldiers, known as the Peshmerga, and the forces remain there in a tense standoff.
Read more ..http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/w...ndoff-with-northern-kurds.html?ref=world&_r=0
 

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longknife, et al,

Not that I'm bias or anything... .... ...

by War News Updates Editor
For Iraq, Year Ends the Way It Began, With Guns Drawn -- New York Times

BAGHDAD — It was just the sort of episode that observers have long worried could provoke a serious conflict: when federal police agents sought to arrest a Kurdish man last month in the city of Tuz Khurmato in the Kurdish north of the country, a gunfight ensued with security men loyal to the Kurdish regional government.

When the bullets stopped flying, a civilian bystander was dead and at least eight others were wounded.

In response, the Iraqi prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, rushed troop reinforcements to the area, and Masoud Barzani, the president of Iraq’s semiautonomous northern Kurdish region, dispatched his own soldiers, known as the Peshmerga, and the forces remain there in a tense standoff.
Read more ..http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/w...ndoff-with-northern-kurds.html?ref=world&_r=0
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I hope the Kurds kick their damn ass. (Inshallah)

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