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Kurds lose vital oil fields after Iraqi forces capture Kirkuk

The oil fields around Kirkuk were the source of billions of dollars of revenue for the Kurdish regional government (KRG).

The oil fields around Kirkuk were the source of billions of dollars of revenue for the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Now with the area back under control of the Iraqi government forces, there questions are being asked about whether Baghdad will further punish the Kurds for holding the referendum on Kurdish succession from Iraq.

Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Erbil.