ERBIL, Iraq, March 3 Clashes broke out between
rival Kurdish groups in northwestern Iraq on Friday after a
force loyal to one party was deployed to an area controlled by
another, two Kurdish security sources said.
The clashes took place in the Sinjar area near the Syrian
border after forces loyal to the Kurdistan Democratic Party
(KDP) entered an area controlled by forces loyal to the
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
"This morning at 7 clashes started with DShK (heavy machine
gun). Now there are martyrs and wounded on both sides," said a
Kurdish security source.
(Reporting by Isabel Coles; Editing by Robert Birsel)