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The Kurdish Region of Iraq is Going to Vote on Independence. Here's What You Need to Know.

| June 21, 2017

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Amid the backdrop of a fight against the Islamic State, the Kurdistan region of Iraq plans to hold an important vote to determine its direction on statehood. Earlier this month, Kurdistan Regional Government President Masoud Barzani announced that a long-awaited referendum on independence would be held Sept. 25, 2017. Importantly, the vote will not only take place within the borders of the Kurdistan region, but also within disputed territories that are now under de facto Kurdish control since their liberation from the Islamic State.

Barzani has called for a referendum many timesbefore, but this time an official date has been set and the vote will probably take place....

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For Academic Citation: Kaplan, Morgan and Ramzy Mardini.“The Kurdish Region of Iraq is Going to Vote on Independence. Here's What You Need to Know..” The Washington Post, June 21, 2017.