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Iraq Kurds Won't Give Up Territory
- Kurdish Leader Says His Forces Won't Relinquish Cities and Towns They Are Defending Against Sunni Rebels.
The leader of Iraq's Kurds said his forces won't relinquish territory they are defending against Sunni rebels, adding to worries that continued fighting could speed the breakup of Iraq along ethnic and religious lines.
After Sunni insurgents led by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham launched their military offensive in northern Iraq three weeks ago, Kurdish fighters stepped into the breach left by the Baghdad government's ineffective and retreating armed forces reports the Wall Street Journal.
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