In Iraq’s disputed territory, minorities are embracing Kurdish control

By Jason Motlagh, July 14, 2014

TOPZAWA, Iraq — Up until a month ago, Baraq Taqan Ali split his time between two homes and two wives in what was a unified Iraq. Now, when the 55-year-old used-car dealer makes his weekly trip, he traverses the turf of two warring factions, neither of them loyal to Baghdad.

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