Latest News Wires Iraqi Kurds take control of northern oil fields, government says

Kurdish troops moved on two major oil fields near Kirkuk early Friday, according to the Iraqi Oil Ministry.

By , Associated Press

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Kurdish security forces took over two major oil fields outside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk before dawn Friday, the Oil Ministry said, the latest move in a deepening a dispute with the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.