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Political accusations fly in Iraq's Kurdistan region

The Patriotic Union of Kurdistan is witnessing a sharp division that could affect the regional government's ability to address Kurdish issues.
Men stand next to a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) campaign poster for Iraq's parliamentary elections in Sulaimaniya April 28, 2014. Picture taken April 28, 2014.        To match IRAQ-ELECTION/KURDS      REUTERS/Jacob Russell (IRAQ - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) - RTR3N0GT

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — Infighting between factions of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) could lead to a dead end, but not before calling attention to what dissenters say are reprehensible secret operations of a power-hungry bloc within the political party.

Some believe the battle could have far-reaching repercussions that eventually could lead to the Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) being controlled by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is thought to be affiliated with the terrorist-designated Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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