With more oil assets threatened, KRG proposes truce

Federal forces are massing for a potential operation to take Feyshkabour, which would effectively end Kurdistan's independent pipeline exports.
With more oil assets threatened, KRG proposes truce
Iraqi security forces at the Bai Hassan oil field on Oct. 19, 2017. (STAFF/Iraq Oil Report)

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has offered to "freeze the results" of its Sept. 25 independence referendum – the first formal proposal since the federal government 10 days ago reclaimed authority over Kirkuk province and other disputed territories.

With one federal paramilitary commander threatening to retake Feyshkabour – where the Iraqi, Turkish and Kurdistan export pipelines meet – it's unclear just how far Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is planning to push back the KRG's line of control, and what the Kurdish response will be.

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