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Iraq conflict getting murkier by the minute

By Scott Taylor      

Kurdish, Iraqi, Shiite, and Turkish forces have different and sometimes conflicting aims. Mix into this the disputed control of oil revenue, and things are going to get messy.

A Kurdish peshmerga soldier participates in a training exercise near Erbil, Iraq last year. Canada is doing risky business in getting tangled up in Kurdish politics, argues Scott Taylor. U.S. Army photograph by Spc. Tristan Bolden

OTTAWA—With an allied force—including an undisclosed number of Canadian special-forces operatives—closing in on Daesh’s stronghold in Mosul, the complex regional conflict in Iraq is getting murkier by the minute.

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