Kurdish soldiers with the Peshmerga keep guard near the frontline with Sunni militants on the outskirts of Kirkuk, an oil-rich Iraqi city on June 25, 2014 in Kirkuk, Iraq
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Iraq conflict: Kurds seize two oil fields

11 July 2014 Last updated at 15:32 BST

Iraqi Kurds have taken over two oil fields amid a growing dispute with the government in Baghdad, Iraqi and Kurdish sources say.

Kurdish peshmerga forces seized control of production facilities at the Bai Hassan and Kirkuk oil fields in the north of the country on Friday.

Kurdish MPs have also withdrawn from Iraq's central government, after Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki accused the Kurds of harbouring extremists.

Rafid Jaboori spoke to BBC World's Kasia Madera from Baghdad.