After independence vote, Kurdish leaders feel under siege

Photos of Kurdish president Masoud Barzani hang on the walls of the central bazaar in Irbil, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. In Sept. 2017, Iraq’s Kurds celebrated their symbolic vote for independence, but instead of moving forward with negotiations toward a smooth divorce from Baghdad, they have lost their most important oil-producing city to Iraqi troops, squeezing a hurting economy and dashing the hopes of an independent state. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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