Iraqi forces push into disputed Kirkuk as Kurds withdraw

Kurdish security forces and volunteers are deployed in the southern entrance of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. Iraqi Kurdish officials said early Monday that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a “major, multi-pronged” attack aimed at retaking the disputed northern city of Kirkuk, causing “lots of casualties” in fighting south of the city. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)

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