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The leader’s decision to go ahead with the vote despite regional and U.S. opposition “was a miscalculation,” a veteran Kurdish politician says.
Visits to the sites of the purported uprisings in disputed Kirkuk and Khanaqin showed little evidence of a sustained revolt.
The military push is raising doubts about the future of Iraqi Kurdistan’s leadership.
President Trump says the United States is “not taking sides” in crisis between two U.S. allies.
The conflict between Kurdish and Iraqi forces follows Kurdistan’s independence vote.
Iraq’s U.S. trained special forces were part of the advance on Kurdish positions.
The oil-rich area increasingly is seen as a flash point after September vote for Kurdistan’s independence.
Details of the deal have yet to be released, however, and major obstacles remain.
Activists say the Trump administration has signaled a more accommodating stance on new construction.
Egypt has sought to end a decade-old split between Hamas and the rival Palestinian group Fatah, which controls the West Bank.