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Kurds in northern Iraq voted overwhelmingly for administrative independence in a referendum in September, defying the central government in Baghdad. Iraq's supreme court ruled that no Iraqi province could secede.
Stepping down after 12 years in office, Masoud Barzani leaves behind a region in flux following his decision to hold a referendum on administrative independence for the KRG.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani confirms he will step down on November 1, and asks the parliament to fill the vacancy in power in northern Iraq as Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga start a new round of talks to resolve conflict in the region.
Baghdad 's seizure of Kirkuk and swathes of northern Iraq has left the Kurds defeated, divided and displaced.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi has given instructions that the Iraqi flag be hoisted on Kirkuk and other territories that are disputed between the Iraqi government and the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).
Support for the semi-autonomous Kurdish region's independence referendum was generally opposed with the notable exception of Israel.
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