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BC-ML--Iraq-Kurdish Refe, 0134

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Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence despite region's fears<
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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraq's Kurds vote this month on whether or not they support independence for their enclave in the country's north, a step toward their long-held dream of statehood. The outcome, almost certain to be "yes," will further rattle a region still engulfed in the fight against the Islamic Stat ...