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As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows. As they retake territory from Islamic State militants, Iraqi Kurdish fighters have found surprising ambivalence in areas they freed from the jihadis' oppressive rule. Locals have swiftly shaken off the...

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