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Northern Iraq grows increasingly violent

Bombings and shootings are increasing in Iraq’s north as part of a power struggle between Arabs and Kurds. Car bombings in oil-rich Kirkuk grew fivefold last month and hundreds of Kurdish families have left the north’s biggest city, Mosul, to escape the violence. The bloodshed is not nearly on the scale of Baghdad, where thousands have died in recent months in a wave of sectarian killings and insurgent attacks. In the provinces where Mosul and Kirkuk are located, the toll has been several hundred during the summer. Full Story

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