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Displaced Iraqi Kurds fleeing violence in northern Kirkuk province are seen at an unfinished public housing estate where they are taking shelter in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on October 19, 2017. Photo: Agence France-Presse

100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk as Iraqi army occupies city

About 100,000 Kurds have fled the Kirkuk region for fear of persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook disputed territory after a Kurdish independence vote rejected by Baghdad, Kurdish officials said on Thursday.