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Iraq crisis: Is a united Kurdish state on the horizon?

With unified Kurdish forces helping break the siege of Mount Sinjar, are we moving closer to Kurdish independence?

By Michael Goldfarb  

US and Kurdish flags flutter in the wind while displaced Iraqis from the Yazidi community cross the Syria-Iraq border AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed

Things are moving at top speed in northern Iraq/Kurdistan. A week ago the marauding Islamic State militants were rampant in the region and talk of genocide filled the air. The Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were in retreat, and tens of thousands of the minority religious group…

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