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Iraq herding Kurds

This dusty refugee camp in the northern no-fly zone is home to several hundred victims of ethnic cleansing — Iraqi-style. Most are Kurds from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, ground zero for a policy they call “Arabization,” by which their lands are confiscated and given to Arabs. The refugees, now sheltering in the area carved out for Kurds after the Gulf War in 1991 and protected by U.S. and British warplanes, say Saddam Hussein`s regime has intensified the program in recent months in an attempt to solidify its control of the Kirkuk area. Full Story

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