Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Kurdish Territory Threatining Rellationships

The Kurds, probably the most vital group in driving ISIS out of territories in the middle east, have recently gained control of Kirkuk.  Kirkuk is the largest oil reducing region in Northern Iraq.  Although all parties involved hard pleased to see ISIS lose control of the region, Iraq is not happy to see that the Kurds do not plan to give up the territory.  The Kurds say this land is part of Kurdistan, and has always been land that has belonged to them, they are simply reclaiming what is rightfully theirs.  On the other hand, Iraq's Prime Minister, Haider al Abadi, has threatened the Kurds.  He said the focus should not be over territory but defeating the Islamic State.  It will be interesting to see what happens to the relationship between the Kurds and Iraq in the next few weeks.

-Andres Terronez

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