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Iraqis in North Retreat to Protect Kirkuk

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Iraqis in North Retreat to Protect Kirkuk

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Iraqis in North Retreat to Protect Kirkuk

Iraqis in North Retreat to Protect Kirkuk

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In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein's troops withdraw to Kirkuk, apparently in an effort to consolidate forces and protect the city. Kirkuk is the center of Iraq's most significant oil deposits, but it's also a holy city for Kurds attacking from the north. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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