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PKK fighters arrive in Iraq under peace deal

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Baghdad: The first group of Kurdish fighters to withdraw from Turkey under a peace process has entered northern Iraq.

The 13 men and women arrived in the area of Heror near Metina mountain on the Turkish-Iraqi border on Tuesday and were greeted by comrades from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in a symbolic step towards ending a three-decades-old insurgency.

They were carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles, light machineguns and rocket-propelled grenade launchers and had rucksacks on their backs.

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