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Mosul Dangerously Close to Civil War

The military hardware abandoned by the Iraqi Army and Republican Guard has been confiscated by the PUK and KDP Kurdish factions and is now available to threaten the Arab, Chaldean Christian, and Turkomen communities in the north.
Report by YellowTimes.org
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TORONTO (NFTF.org) -- Sources in Mosul with access to satellite phones (Iraqi entrepreneurs are selling a minute of conversation for 10 U.S. dollars) have said that the city is on the verge of a civil war. All the military hardware abandoned by the Iraqi Army and Republican Guard have been confiscated by the PUK and KDP Kurdish factions who are now employing them to threaten the Arab, Chaldean Christian, and Turkomen communities in the north, the sources say.

Apparently, the Kurdish militia are refusing to leave Mosul which is starting to exasperate U.S. forces in the region. For their part, the U.S. is trying to maintain control and civility by assuring the non-Kurd majority in the city that it will not be occupied by Kurdish militia for much longer.

YellowTimes.org correspondent Firas Al-Atraqchi drafted this report

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