US-backed Iraqi forces have pushed towards western Mosul in an offensive against IS.
Kurdish authorities have accused Baghdad of undermining attempts to reach a deal on disputed areas and borders. Once unified in their fight against the "Islamic State," the Kurds feel betrayed by the central government.
Baghdad has been fighting Kurdish forces in northern Iraq since a disputed independence referendum on September 25. Operations have been halted after the US incorrectly said both sides had agreed to a ceasefire.
Government troops have turned to the terrorists' last bastion on the Syrian border, having already recaptured 90 percent of Iraqi land from IS. At the same time, Baghdad was rekindling conflict with the country's Kurds.
US-backed coalition forces claim they are about to drive the "Islamic State" completely out of Raqqa. Local officials and tribal leaders have reportedly struck a deal to allow IS fighters and civilians to evacuate.
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