SULAIMANIYA/ERBIL - Deadly conflict between the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the dominant ruling party of Iraqi Kurdistan is threatening to shatter an informal truce that has largely kept the peace between the rival Kurdish groups for more than two decades.
If it escalates further, the renewed violence could destabilize both the political and security dynamics of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and put oil fields and exports at risk.
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