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Iraqi Kurds push for separation

1 July 2014 Last updated at 06:35 BST

The Kurdish region of Iraq is pushing for independence according to their leader, Massoud Barzani.

Mr Barzani has called for a referendum on the decision, and told the BBC's Jim Muir that his forces would fight to protect the area from the threat of Isis.

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