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Fighting Engulfs Kirkuk Oil Province

Kurdish rebels claimed on 19 March that their forces had seized most of themajor points in the Kirkuk oil province in northern Iraq. A communique from theIraqi Kurdistan Front in London said that their forces controlled most ofnorthern Iraq and large areas in the center of Kirkuk, located some 240 kms.north of Baghdad. The Kirkuk province is Iraq's oldest oil producing area withan output of over 800,000 b/d of crude oil, or...