Iraqi Kurds Overwhelmingly Approve Independence in Referendum 1 234 567

Iraqi Kurds Overwhelmingly Approve Independence in Referendum

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Official results from the Kurdish referendum, released Wednesday, show Iraqi Kurds voted “yes” on independence from Baghdad by an overwhelming 92 percent.

The Monday independence referendum drew objection from the government in Baghdad as well as neighboring countries and the United States.

Meanwhile, several Middle Eastern airlines say they will comply with an Iraqi order banning air travel in and out of airports in the Kurdish region.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he...

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