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Kurdish Independence Movement

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In the first of a three-part series on Iraq's political future, NPR's Ivan Watson reports on the aspirations of Iraq's Kurds. On the eve of the U.S. invasion, Kurdish leaders agreed to abandon their long dream of independence in exchange for continued autonomy as part of an Iraqi federation. But those independence ambitions have revived amid dissatisfaction over the tenor of the negotiations on a future Iraqi government.

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