Free Kurdistan!

Posted on Thu 09/28/2017 by

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A Dry Bones Cartoon ~

IRBIL, Iraq — Iraqi Kurds voted Monday in a landmark referendum on supporting independence, with initial results confirming predictions of overwhelming support for breaking away from Baghdad, in a move billed by the Kurdish leadership as an exercise in self-determination, but viewed as a hostile act by Iraq’s central government. Baghdad residents strongly criticized the referendum, saying it would raise sectarian tensions and create an “Israel in Iraq.” Neighboring Turkey even threatened a military response.

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