Like other places in the world where many parties are struggling for the limited available support of their constituents, and carry ideologies and promote goals not too dissimilar from one another, inter-party feuding and rivalry have been a common feature of the history of the Kurdish political parties. What is different is that in Kurdistan these feuds on occasion become armed skirmishes between the parties’ guerrillas. These extreme instances, however, have been few and short-lasting.

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