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Kurds Return to Reclaim Property in Kirkuk

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Kurds Return to Reclaim Property in Kirkuk

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Kurds Return to Reclaim Property in Kirkuk

Kurds Return to Reclaim Property in Kirkuk

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For decades, Saddam Hussein's regime confiscated land from ethnic Kurds and Turkmen and gave it to Arab settlers. Now that the regime is gone, many Kurds forced out of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk return to demand their land back. U.S. commanders warn the dispute could touch off a firestorm in the ethnically charged region. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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