ERBIL/BAGHDAD - The Iraqi federal government and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have established three joint coordination centers in an effort to improve cooperation between their respective security forces and close security gaps currently being exploited by armed groups and criminal gangs.
Insurgents from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) militant group have intensified their attacks in recent weeks, including on energy infrastructure, raising the level of urgency for a better security plan.
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