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Kirkuk Site of Territory Struggle

NPR's Deborah Amos reports on the escalating ethnic tensions in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. During Saddam Hussein's rule, hundreds of thousands of ethnic Kurds and Turkmen were expelled from Kirkuk as part of a campaign to make the oil-rich region more Arabian. Now those exiles want their old homes back.

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Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.