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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kurd Fighting Erupts

ANKARA () -- A fresh outbreak of fighting between northern Iraq's fractious Kurds on Friday threatened a U.S.-led peace plan to unite the mountainous region against President Saddam Hussein.

A Kurdish guerrilla group said it had inflicted "a major defeat" on a rival militia after almost a week of clashes that has shattered a cease-fire brokered last year by Washington.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party of Massoud Barzani said Thursday night it had repelled an attack by thousands of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan fighters -- killing, wounding or capturing about 400 opposing guerrillas.