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Former IDF General: Iraqi Kurds Made 'Big Miscalculation' With Independence Bid

After holding an independence referendum last month, the authorities of Iraqi Kurdistan have offered to freeze plans for secession and instead hold negotiations with the Iraqi government; Shlomo Brom of the Israeli Institute for National Security Studies says the Kurds' proposal is an attempt to repair the damage done by holding the referendum.

Baghdad has refused to recognize the outcome of the September 25 referendum, in which more than 92% of voters voted in favor of independence. It has launched a military campaign which reasserted the central government's control over Kirkuk and other oil-rich northern Iraqi territories which Kurdish Peshmerga forces had wrested from the Daesh terror group.

On Wednesday, Erbil offered to "freeze the outcome of the referendum" to prevent "further war and confrontation" between Iraqi forces and the Peshmerga, the Iraqi Kurdish news agency Rudaw reported.

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