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Armed Kurdish groups want disputed territory back in Iraq

New Kurdish militias are forming from the remnants of defunct ones to renew the fight with the Iraqi army and the Popular Mobilization Units.
A military vehicle of Iraqi security forces is seen at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed - RC16C3294970

The myriad armed groups in Iraq are constantly emerging, merging and dividing. The list is as mutable as everything else in the country. Get ready to add some more names.

Iraqi security sources told Al-Hayat on Dec. 18 that a new group has formed called Khawbakhsh, which is Kurdish for “volunteers.”

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