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Iraq rejects deal with Kurdish rebels

BAGHDAD — Iraq on Thursday rejected a key element of an accord to end a long Kurdish uprising in Turkey: offering refuge to rebel fighters in country’s north.

In March, the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, announced a deal to end a nearly three-decade conflict in Turkey that has killed tens of thousands of people. The deal was reached in talks between imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan and the Turkish government.

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