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Iraq – Arshad al-Salihi, Head of Turkmen Front, calls for establishment of autonomous zone after retaking Mosul Turkmen regions

Flag of Iraq Turkmen Front

When Islamic State fighters (ISIL, also known as ISIS) captured Kirkuk last October, hundreds of people poured on to the streets to help security forces fight back in the northern Iraqi city. Among them were dozens of fighters under the blue-and-white Turkmen banner, representing a rare occasion when Iraq’s third-largest ethnic group united to defend the…