Iraqi PM Maliki accuses Kurds of ISIS ties

July 9, 2014 2:53 PM

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Iraqi PM Maliki accuses Kurds of ISIS ties

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Kurdistan of assisting ISIS fighters. The accusation could further fray cross-cultural ties in the multiethnic country.

On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused Kurdistan of becoming a haven for fighters for the "Islamic State," until recently known as ISIS, an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

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