Iranian Kurds March in Support of Referendum

(Reuters) Thousands of Iranian Kurds marched in the streets to show their support for a Kurdish independence referendum in Iraq, while Tehran flew fighter jets over their areas. Videos posted on social media showed drivers beeping their car horns in celebration and people clapping in the cities of Marivan and Baneh. Many wore masks so as not to be identified by the security forces. There are 8 to 10 million Kurds living in Iran. Iran sent Revolutionary Guards Commander Qassem Sulaimani to northern Iraq last week in a failed final effort to persuade the Kurdistan regional government from holding the referendum.

2017-09-27 00:00:00

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