Abdul Kareem Ali, the mayor of Multaqa, meets with U.S. Army soldiers in his office. Ali worries that making Kirkuk part of autonomous Kurdistan in northern Iraq could shut out Sunni Arabs like himself out of positions of influence and subject them to oppression. (Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT)
Abdul Kareem Ali, the mayor of Multaqa, meets with U.S. Army soldiers in his office. Ali worries that making Kirkuk part of autonomous Kurdistan in northern Iraq could shut out Sunni Arabs like himself out of positions of influence and subject them to oppression. (Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT)
Abdul Kareem Ali, the mayor of Multaqa, meets with U.S. Army soldiers in his office. Ali worries that making Kirkuk part of autonomous Kurdistan in northern Iraq could shut out Sunni Arabs like himself out of positions of influence and subject them to oppression. (Scott Canon/Kansas City Star/MCT)

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