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Ethnic Tensions Rising in Kirkuk

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Ethnic Tensions Rising in Kirkuk

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Ethnic Tensions Rising in Kirkuk

Ethnic Tensions Rising in Kirkuk

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During Saddam Hussein's regime, tens of thousands of Kurds and Turkmen were forced out of the oil rich Iraqi city of Kirkuk, as Iraqi Arabs were moved in to change the region's demographics. Now, returning Kurds want to put Kirkuk under Kurdish control. Their demands are raising anger and fear among the city's other ethnic groups. Hear NPR's Deborah Amos.

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