Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk as Kurds withdraw

A poster of the President of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani, stands at the entrance to the Kurdistan Democratic Party headquarters, that was evacuated by Kurdish security forces, in Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Iraqi forces advanced on Kirkuk overnight Monday, clashing with Kurdish forces on the outskirts. The city is outside the Kurdish autonomous region but claimed by the Kurds and the central government. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)


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