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Kurds report Iraqi assault



The Iraqi military launched an offensive against Kurdish forces near the Turkish border on Thursday, according to the Kurdistan defence organization. 

At 6 am local time, Iraqis and Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Forces started firing on Peshmerga positions from the Zummar front, north west of Mosul, tweeted the Kurdistan Region Security Council.

The KRSC warned of an “unconstitutional” Iraqi military build up for six days in a released statement earlier on Thursday.

The Kurdistan Region on Oct 23 warned of the military build up, and recently offered to annul the results of the independence referendum to avoid war with Bagdad.

More details to follow. Image 1 of Kurdish fighters from Think Progress. 

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