Kurd-Arab Tensions Rise in Kirkuk

(Washington Post) In the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, Arab neighborhoods were appealing to the U.S. Army for protection, reporting that some Arabs had been confronted by former Kurdish residents seeking to reclaim their homes. Saddam Hussein pursued a policy of forcibly removing many Kurdish and Turkmen residents from their homes and replacing them with Arabs. The abrupt collapse of Hussein's Baath Party government has washed the city in the passionate politics of exile communities rushing back.

2003-04-14 00:00:00

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