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  Tamuz 9, 5774 , 07/07/14

Sisi: Kurdish Independence Would be Catastrophic

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Sunday a referendum on the independence of Iraq's Kurdish region would lead to a "catastrophic" break-up of the country, Reuters reports.

The comments from Sisi indicate a growing fear in the region that the division of Iraq could further empower the insurgents from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) who have declared a "caliphate" on land seized in Iraq and neighboring Syria.

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