Kurd-Arab patrols rattle Kirkuk

Kurd, Arab and US soldiers are patrolling areas around the disputed, oil-rich city of Kirkuk, to the alarm of locals.

A newly deployed mix of Iraqi and Kurdish security forces embedded with U.S. troops in Kirkuk province is sparking controversy among local leaders in a row that is stirring the oil-rich city's ethnic and territorial tensions.It was an idea first announced by the number one American military official in Iraq last year, aimed at forging some co-operation between bitter Iraqi and Kurdish troops in an area where such cohesion is needed most, where insurgents have been able to continue their effo...

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