Kirkuk, Iraqi Government, Kurdistan discussed on Global News Podcast - Kirkuk: Iraqi Government Troops Enter Disputed City
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But the city has been shutting up shop in the past few hours with the roads emptying and people rushing for home as we filmed at the main checkpoint at the southern edge of kirkuk there was a sudden bursts of automatic gunfire it seemed to come from a location where she emily she units allied to the iraqi government are in position locals told us the peshmerga had come under fire from there or look garin i found out more about the disputed territory from bashir of eighty of bbc arabic the dispute over to the distill of could cook has the other since two thousand three actually the could descend region worst thing that could cook belongs to kurdistan and it is part of kurdistan ended at this an essential part of kurdistan which was rejected by the iraqi government and there is an article in the iraq constitution about kirkouk it at the it is a disputed area and this should be negotiations on took but at this kind of a defector all by kurdish government actually to to seize the city and to deploy its forces the security forces fishmonger forces despite egyptian of the uk government so there was a dispute is kirkouk kurdish our arabic or is it admixture of ethanol cities so did the identity of of the city itself has been an issue disputed over many many years actually and has this dispute been intensified in any way by last month's independence referendum it kurdistan were they voted to become independent of iraq.