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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Iraqi Kurds Gain As Sunni Militants Battle Shiite-Led Baghdad

Kurds in Iraq’s north already have a lot of autonomy from Baghdad and are looking to make more gains as Sunni militants press the country’s Shiite-led government.

Financial Times reporter Erika Solomon joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Erbil, the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region.

Guest

  • Erika Solomon, Middle East-based journalist, writing for the Financial Times. She tweets @ErikaSolomon.

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