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Breitbart: Kurdish Independence Referendum Divides Christians, Other Minorities in Iraq

Excerpts: “…an Iraqi Kurdistan-based group that allegedly supports independence, “No for Now,” deemed the vote “a farce and alleged widespread fraud,” reports National Public Radio (NPR).

Besides minorities, some Kurdish officials also reportedly claimed elections fraud and the KRG “forced” them to vote “yes.”

Some accounts from the minority group members were consistent, particularly the allegation that the KRG “forced” minority groups to use paper already marked with “yes” to independence.

Representatives from various ethnoreligious minority groups in Iraq—including Christians, Yazidis, and Turkmen—expressed distress towards Kurds voting “yes” to Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence this week, with some saying the referendum was “illegal” and “forced.”

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/09/28/exclusive-kurdish-independence-referendum-divides-christians-minorities-iraq/

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