The Iraq Report: Kurd-on-Kurd violence as protesters clash with police

A rash of violence has engulfed Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region as Kurdish separatists loyal to Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, better known by their Kurdish acronym of the PKK, killed several Iraqi Kurdish fighters. The attacks against the Peshmerga, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) military forces, have caused the KRG to start military operations against the Turkish Kurdish elements.Meanwhile, despite Iraqi leaders attempting to hail the clearing of Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square of protesters, demonstrators have once more taken to the streets in violent clashes agai…

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