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Apr 12, 2008 | 22:10 GMT

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Iraq: Peshmerga Forces Are Regular Army -- Al-Maliki

Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki on April 12 said the peshmerga forces guarding Iraq's Kurdistan region are considered a regular army, and it is Kurdistan's right to keep its forces, Kurdistan's PUKmedia reported. Al-Maliki made the comments after meeting with Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in Baghdad. In coming days, the two are set to discuss oil and natural gas issues, the Kurdistan region's Guard Forces, and distribution of natural resources.

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