Four Iraqis Killed, 14 Wounded in Latest Violence; Kurds Defy Baghdad on Oil Exportation
The Kurds have begun to send small amounts of oil out of the country for refining, in direct defiance of Baghdad. A spokesman said that Baghdad has refused to send the region refined oil products, so they must work directly with refiners in Turkey. Once refined, the oil will return to Kurdistan.
Baghdad has denied the claim and insists authority over any oil exportation. Relations between Baghdad and Arbil have suffered in recent months in part to claims that Baghdad is not giving Kurdistan oil profits it is owed.’
Turkish shelling has set 25 fires across the border region between the two countries.
Meanwhile, at least four Iraqis were killed and 14 more were wounded.
In Mosul, gunmen killed a policeman and wounded two bystanders.
Two people were wounded in a blast in Madaen.
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