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Iraqi Forces Now Control Kurdish City Of Kirkuk And Its Oil Fields

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Confrontation Over Kirkuk In Iraq Reignited After Kurdish Independence Vote

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News Brief: GOP Relations, Iraqi Forces Launch Kirkuk Operation

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Iraqi Forces Invade Kurdish City Of Kirkuk After Independence Vote

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School Year Opens In Mosul After ISIS Forced Out Of Iraqi City

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Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani, Iraq's Postwar President Dies At 83

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Kurds In Iraq Face Retaliation After Independence Vote

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Iraqi Kurds Vote On Independence In Historic Referendum

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Iraq's Kurdish Region Holds Historic Vote

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Kurds Expected To Vote Overwhelmingly In Favor Of Separating From Iraq

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Kurds wave Israeli flags at a Kurdish independence rally. Israel is the only country in the region to support the referendum. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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What To Know About The Independence Referendum In Iraqi Kurdistan

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Despite Urging Otherwise, Kurds In Iraq Move Forward With Scheduled Independence Vote

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President Trump and U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres shake hands during a meeting at U.N. headquarters in New York on Monday. Trump will address the General Assembly on Tuesday. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A camp where more than 1,300 women and children, all foreign nationals and believed to be relatives of Islamic State militants, were kept on the outskirts of Mosul. They have been moved by Iraqi officials, to the concern of aid agencies. Balint Szlanko/AP hide caption

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A few families are returning to heavily damaged neighborhoods on the outskirts of Mosul's old city. The residents must be cleared by a committee that certifies they are not ISIS members before they start to move back to repair their homes. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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As East Mosul Comes Back To Life, West Mosul Remains In Ruins

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Bashar Abdul Jabar lost his 15-year-old son, Ahmed, when part of their house collapsed during fighting between Iraqi troops and ISIS. He returned to the city to retrieve his boy's body with the help of civil defense forces. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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Ancient Iraqi Art On Display In Italy At Venice Biennale

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Melanie Shurka dedicates hours to make the Iraqi and Kurdish dumpling soup kubeh. It has become a beloved dish in Israel and a defining food of Mizrachi cookery, or the food of the Jews who settled in the Middle East. Rebecca Fondren hide caption

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