Polls Open For Iraqi Kurdistan Independence Vote

Iraqi Kurds began voting on Monday in a historic independence referendum despite the opposition of Baghdad and neighbouring states, AFP reporters said.

Photo: AHMED DEEB / AFP

The vote, initiated by veteran leader Massud Barzani, is being held across the three northern provinces of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan, Arbil, Sulaimaniyah and Dohuk, as well as in disputed bordering zones such as the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.

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