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Independence vote puts Iraqi Kurds at odds with neighbors and allies

IRBIL, Iraq — For the jubilant, flag-waiving throngs who filled rallies across Iraq’s semiautonomous Kurdish enclave in recent weeks, a vote on independence Monday is a chance to realize a dream cherished for generations. But every major player in the region opposes the referendum, placing the Kurds on a collision course with neighbors and allies, including…

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