Iraqis flee violence to Kurdish areas

Comparative safety of semi-autonomous region draws thousands trying to escape from the violence in the country's north.

    Thousands of Iraqis have fled the violence in the country's north to the oil-rich governorate of Kirkuk. Some 300,000 Iraqis have sought shelter in Iraq's comparatively peaceful Kurdistan region over the past week as Sunni fighters swept through towns in a lightning offensive.

    Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from the Kurdish region of Iraq.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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