Iraq: Kurds will unite

Preparations for tomorrow's independence referendum were in full swing in Iraqi Kurdistan capital Erbil on Sunday, and many local residents expressed confidence that the vote would result in an independent Kurdistan state. «I as a Kurd believe in tomorrow's referendum and I think that Kurds will unite and we will have an independent state,» stated one resident. The city was awash with... Еще Kurdish flags, pro-independence banners and stores selling merchandise depicting President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani. Barzani has insisted the referendum will go ahead on September 25 despite opposition from Baghdad and neighbouring countries, Turkey and Iran.

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