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Massoud Barzani, President of the Kurdistan Regional Government, has said the controversial vote will go ahead despite the Iraqui Parliament branding it "unconstitutional"
ISIL militants have killed a senior Kurdish commander and five other fighters after launching a major offensive in the Iraqi province of Kirkuk
Kirkuk lies on the well of Iraqi oil. The ethnically diverse city contains 40 per cent of the country’s oil exportation, while representing just 2.2