October 15, 2017 / 4:18 PM / 2 months ago

Iraqi government says Kurds brought PKK fighters to Kirkuk in "declaration of war"

BAGHDAD, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Iraqi government accused Kurdish authorities on Sunday of bringing fighters from Turkey’s separatist Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to the disputed oil-rich city of Kirkuk and said it considered the move a “declaration of war”.

In a statement published after a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and attended by top military and security commanders, the government said it will seek to impose its authority over Kirkuk and other disputed areas. (Reporting by Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Catherine Evans)

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