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Iraqi forces said today they had taken control of roads and infrastructure from Kurdish fighters near the disputed city of Kirkuk as tensions soar following a controversial independence referendum.
Iraq's Joint Operations Command, which groups all pro- government forces, said it was making progress in its operation to "restore security" in Kirkuk.
Iraqi forces are aiming to retake military bases and oil fields which Kurdish peshmerga fighters took during the fightback against the Islamic State jihadist group.
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