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Attacks Could Leave Iraq's PKK With More Enemies and Less Ground

MIN READNov 9, 2020 | 20:20 GMT

A view of a gas flare in Kirkuk, the oil-rich city in northern Iraq.

A view of a gas flare in Kirkuk, the oil-rich city in northern Iraq.

(Sebastian Meyer/Corbis via Getty Images)

Intra-Kurdish clashes in northern Iraq could lead to additional attacks against nearby oil infrastructure, as the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) retaliates against attempts by Iraqi and Turkish forces to reduce the group’s presence and activity in the resource-rich region. On Nov. 4, PKK militants attacked a convoy of Kurdish peshmerga forces in the Chamanke area of Iraq's Dohuk province, resulting in one death and two other injuries. There were also two reported PKK attacks on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)'s oil and gas police in Dohuk, wounding policemen protecting petroleum facilities. ...

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