"We are not free," Tel Keif Mayor Basim Bello says. "Tomorrow at the checkpoint, the Kurdish security forces will ask me why I was meeting with you and what I told you."
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"This is our biggest demand," Mr. Bello said. "Get [KRG President Massoud] Barzani to withdraw his troops and as-Sayeesh forces from our area. We want to be a green line between the Arabs and the Kurds."