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ISIS carry out mass execution of 'spies' and Iraqi solders
Daily Mail - 2017-01-19 18:44
WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Captured Iraqi soldiers and prisoners accused of being spies are either shot in the head or have their throats cut in the grim video, filmed in Kirkuk, northern Iraq. ...

Provincial council elections expected to be held in Kirkuk after decade
NRT - 2017-01-18 11:02

Iraqi government stops Kirkuk oil exports, governor
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-16 21:23
A general view of Baba-Gargur oilfield with surplus gases, burning off the ground in Kirkuk, 87 kilometers (54 miles) south of Erbil, Dec. 17, 2009. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Kurdish security forces detain three ISIS suspects in Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-01-16 11:07

Bodies of 150 ISIS militants buried in Kirkuk, city official says
Rûdaw - 2017-01-15 00:17
Man at the graveyard didn’t like ISIS bodies to be buried there ...

Numbers fleeing Hawija rise as expectations grow for offensive against ISIS
Rûdaw - 2017-01-13 11:03
392 persons from 82 families in western Hawija and Tikrit were displaced to southwestern Kirkuk ...

Peshmerga repel ISIS attack south of Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-01-12 19:45

Lack of oil payments to Kirkuk fuels underemployment
Rûdaw - 2017-01-12 16:26
'We were fired from our job under the pretext that the money Kirkuk was receiving in the name of petrodollar had been cut off ...

Kirkuk governor and Iraqi PM meet to discuss oil revenues, Hawija operation
Rûdaw - 2017-01-12 09:35
Governor asked Baghdad to hasten an anticipated offensive to reclaim Hawija ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 4, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-01-11 17:22
Kurdish Peshmerga ready to retake Hawija from ISlamic State, says commander Kirkuk: Kurdish Peshmerga forces are ready to participate in the liberation of Hawija from the Islamic State (IS) but the Iraqi army is not yet prepared due to the military plans ...

Kirkuk governor urges Iraqi gov. to speed up efforts to liberate Hawija
NRT - 2017-01-10 16:21

ISIS emir killed in joint Kurdish-US operation near Kirkuk - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-01-09 23:48

Chancellor Barzani: Peshmerga part of stabilization in region
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-09 18:24
Peshmerga offensive during the liberation of the Turkmen village of Bashir, southern Kirkuk Province, April 30, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24/Alexandre Afonso) ...

Kirkuk Needs No Force But Peshmerga: Turkmen People's Party
Gulan Media - 2017-01-09 10:06

Two Peshmerga killed by ISIS IED in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-01-08 17:56
the Peshmerga who died were aged between 19 and 21 ...

Senior ISIS doctor in Kirkuk killed in Kurdish-coalition operation
Rûdaw - 2017-01-08 15:58

Peshmerga keep Kirkuk army bases abandoned by Iraqi soldiers
Rûdaw - 2017-01-07 16:03
"They must stay since they have sacrificed for this city.” ...

Ehmed: The Turkish state is targeting all Kurdish gains
ANF/English - 2017-01-06 10:52
Syrian Assembly Co-chair İlham Ehmed visited the Kirkuk Tevgera Azadi Provincial Branch Co-presidency yesterday at noon. ...

Kirkuk Governor calls for an immediate start to Hawija operation
NRT - 2017-01-05 17:55

Kirkuk Council Issues Arrest Order for Shi'ite Militia Aides
BAS News - 2017-01-05 13:23
The council does not also allow for the Hashd al-Sha'bi brigade to get deployed in Kirkuk ERBIL — Kirkuk Provincial Council (KPC) has issued an order to arrest all the people who persuade and organize the Kurdish youth to enroll in a Kurdish brigade of t ...

20 IS Militants Killed in Southern Kirkuk in Airstrikes
BAS News - 2017-01-04 11:43
KIRKUK — Some 20 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed in coalition airstrikes early Wednesday in southwest of Kirkuk province, Iraqi media reported. The anti-IS international coalition bombarded the positions of the militants in Taza and Rashad distr ...

IS Commander in Southern Kirkuk Targeted by Coalition Airstrike
BAS News - 2017-01-04 00:25
One dead body found at the scene but it is not confirmed to be the jihadist commander DAQUQ — US-led coalition fighter jets on Tuesday targeted a vehicle belonging to an Islamic State (IS) commander in northern Iraq. “Near Daquq frontline in souther Kirku ...

Kirkuk Official Accuses Gorran Members of Inciting Chaos
BAS News - 2017-01-03 20:35
The official indirectly accuses Gorran (Change) Movement of firing rockets at an electricity station in Chamchamal ERBIL — A group in the Change (Gorran) Movement endeavor to stage unrest in the town of Chamchamal, Kirkuk province, Chamchamal deputy mayo ...

IS Charges $600 Per Resident for Leaving Hawijah
BAS News - 2017-01-03 15:48
The group is using this method as a funding source HAWIJAH — Islamic State (IS) militants permit the residents of Hawijah, the group's stronghold in Kirkuk province, to leave the district by paying $600 per resident. A number of civilians from Hawijah wh ...

Hundreds of New IDPs Arrive in Kirkuk After Escaping IS in Hawija
BAS News - 2017-01-03 02:19
Peshmerga and police forces transported them to a nearby camp KIRKUK — Nearly 600 civilians late on Monday arrived at Peshmerga positions in Kirkuk province after escaping Islamic State (IS) in their hometown, Hawija. A source from Kirkuk Directorate of P ...

Unidentified gunmen kill woman in Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-01-02 09:50

Kurdish security forces seize large stash of drugs in Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-01-01 21:20

Kirkuk is under no threat: Peshmerga commander
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-30 10:01
A building in the neighborhood of Imam Qassim in Kirkuk province fell under the controll of the Islamic State (IS) for several hours, October 21, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Kurdistan Region Security Council denies ‘absurd allegations’ by an Iraqi website
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-30 10:01
IS temporaily controlled Jihad Hotel in Kirkuk province, Kurdistan Region, Oct. 21, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

70 terror suspects detained in Kirkuk as authorities reassure residents of safety
Rûdaw - 2016-12-30 09:26
'We have asked the residents of Kirkuk not to hesitate to inform the police of any suspicious activities ...

Turkmen politician warns of more possible ISIS attacks in Kirkuk
NRT - 2016-12-28 15:51

Kirkuk has been strategic target for al-Qaeda, IS: Police Chief
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-27 18:15
One of the Kurdish Peshmerga front lines in the southern Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Kurdistan24/Alexandre Afonso) ...

IS in Hawija poses serious threat to Kirkuk: Council
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-26 15:25
The road from Kirkuk to Hawija city, Dec. 25, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Christians in Kirkuk celebrate Christmas
ANF/English - 2016-12-26 11:15
Christians in Kirkuk celebrated the birth of Jesus during the mass they held in Gorgies Church. ...

ISIS jihadists stone woman to death on charges of ‘committing adultery’
ARA News - 2016-12-26 00:31
ARA News Kirkuk – Extremists of the Islamic State (ISIS) on Sunday stoned an Iraqi woman to death on charges of committing adultery, local sources reported. The ISIS-led Islamic Police, also known as Diwan al-Hisba, detained a woman in al-Riyad District i ...

US civilians and veterans leave home for Isis fight with help from social media
- 2016-12-25 00:24
Fazel Hawramy in Kirkuk and Raya Jalabi in New York 5 May 2015, the Guardian rom his muddy outpost on the front line in North Iraq, Grim can see the black flag of the Islamic State snapping in the wind just 500 metres away. The 52-year-old Boston native – ...

Kirkuk is 'fed up' with Baghdad, says governor
Rûdaw - 2016-12-23 03:28
He warned the KRG against having high expectations of Baghdad ...

Kirkuk governor: Iraq delays Hawija military operation
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-20 23:20
Peshmerga forces standing guard near Hawija in Kirkuk Province, Aug. 9, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

VIDEO: Imprisoned jihadist on IS oil trade, kidnapped Ezidis
Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-18 23:41
Kurdistan24 Correspondent Soran Kamaran interviewing an Islamic State (IS) prisoner in Kirkuk Province, Kurdistan Region, Dec. 17, 2016. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Islamic States executes teenager in Kirkuk on charges of spying for Kurdish Peshmerga
ARA News - 2016-12-17 22:47
ARA News Kirkuk – The Islamic State (ISIS) radical group has executed an Iraqi teenager in southern Kirkuk, after accusing him of spying for the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, local sources reported on Saturday. The 15-year-old boy was arrested by ISIS militan ...

Peshmerga, coalition coordinate to kill 5 ISIS west of Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2016-12-16 01:11
The operation was the result of intelligence obtained in advance ...

IS executes 28 in Hawija
Waar Media - 2016-12-14 15:45
Waar, Duhok: Islamic State militants executed 25 members of Iraqi forces in Hawija town near Kirkuk Wednesday, Brigadier General Sarhad Qadir, Kirkuk’s provincial police chief told Waar. The 25 members of the Iraqi forces were arrested in a search operati ...

Tal Afar should be liberated by Turkmen, Erdogan tells delegation
Rûdaw - 2016-12-08 22:39
“We also talked about problems of Kirkuk groups ...

Osman: Free press is being massacred in South Kurdistan
ANF/English - 2016-12-07 15:29
Kirkuk Press Union administrator Fuad Osman stated that journalists are being sacrificed during the conflict among political parties and the free press is being massacred in South Kurdistan. ...

Radio Director Assasinated in Kirkuk
Kurdishpolicy - 2016-12-07 14:44
Source: [NRT TV website. URG: http://www.nrttv.com/Details.aspx?Jimare=55263] Kirkuk- Muhammad al-Thabit, director of Baba Gurgur Radio Station in Kirkuk was assassinated by a group of unknown gunmen. So far, police have not arrested any suspect. Since Au ...

Unknown gunmen in Kirkuk kill radio station manager
Rûdaw - 2016-12-06 17:13
They escaped in a car without number plates ...

Kirkuk governor: Remaining with Baghdad is 'a disaster'
Rûdaw - 2016-12-06 02:25
He said Kikuk could become a new region as an interim solution ...

Iraqi parliament accepts proposal to pay Kurdistan employees in return for oil
E-Kurd - 2016-12-05 22:29
BAGHDAD,— The Iraqi parliament has accepted a proposal submitted by three Kurdish parties to consider paying the salaries of more than half a million Kurdish civil servants in the 2017 budget in return for 550,000 barrels of oil from Kirkuk and the Kurdis ...

Ruins of Arab homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq
E-Kurd - 2016-12-04 03:54
KIRKUK,— All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say. Kurdish security forces mo ...

Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq
Daily Mail - 2016-12-03 13:33
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliat... ...

Lessons from Kirkuk for Mosul and Nineveh Province / David L. Phillips
KurdPress - 2016-12-03 13:19
Lessons from Kirkuk can inform plans to stabilize Mosul and Nineveh province after Mosul is liberated from the Islamic State. ...

VIDEO: ‘US relations with Kurdistan solid, strong’
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-29 00:43
A group of Peshmerga forces stand next to a Kurdish flag at a Kirkuk front line. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Schools crumbling around students in cash-strapped Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2016-11-28 18:57

Baghdad to pay Kurdish employees if KRG hands over Kirkuk oil: Abadi
Waar Media - 2016-11-28 16:27
Waar, Duhok: The Iraqi government is ready to provide the monthly salaries of the employees of the KRG if the latter agrees to hand over Kirkuk’s oil to Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said. Abadi’s statement came during a meeting with the p ...

Police reinforcement sent to Kirkuk oil fields under KRG administration
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-28 12:36
Islamic State (IS) militants exploded one of the pipelines and oil stores at the Bay Hassan oil field, northwestern Kirkuk Province, Kurdistan Region. (Photo: Kurdistan24) ...

Technical issue halts oil exportation from Kirkuk to Turkey
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-28 12:36
Drilling at the Kirkuk field in 2004. (Photo: Getty Images) ...

Iraqi PM: Baghdad willing to pay Kurdish gov’t employees in return for Kirkuk oil
Rûdaw - 2016-11-28 08:49
Erbil earned 20 percent of Iraq’s overall income through its own oil exports ...

Iraqi army aims to gain control of strategic Kirkuk-Mosul highway
Rûdaw - 2016-11-27 07:14
'ISIS has lost the strength to defend itself and is aware it will face an inevitable defeat ...

Time to declare Kurdistan’s independence: governor
KurdPress - 2016-11-26 00:57
The governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk has stated that time is ripe for the creation of a Kurdish state and declare Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq. ...

‘Peshmerga will not withdraw from Shingal and Kirkuk’
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-24 18:34
Peshmerga forces military vehicles gather in Targella village, east of Mosul. (Photo: Reuters) ...

For Iraq's Kurds, it's not about independence any more / Tanya Goudsouzian
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
"When gold appears in the Euphrates River, out of a hundred men, only one will survive" - so recounted a Kurdish woman from Kirkuk whom I met on my way to Sulaimania in Iraq's Kurdistan region. She was paraphrasing a famous hadith, or saying, attributed ...

Time to declare Kurdistan’s independence: governor
KurdPress - 2016-11-23 14:36
The governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk has stated that time is ripe for the creation of a Kurdish state and declare Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq. ...

Kirkuk forming special police force to deal with growing security challenges
Rûdaw - 2016-11-21 17:14
The new force will number 500-700 ...

Two Kirkuk oil Fields to be fenced following attacks by ISIS
Rûdaw - 2016-11-21 14:29
A 100 km barrier will consist of barbed wire and cement ...

Iraqi Kurdistan rejects HRW report on destroying Arab homes
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has rejected a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) which stated Kurdish Peshmerga forces demolished Arab villages in the governorates of Kirkuk and Nineveh. The head of the ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s KDP party concerned about Shia militias in Kirkuk
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Iraq’s Kurdistan Region has said on Sunday it would not let al-Hashdi al-Shabi, a Shia militia group, settle in the northern Kirkuk province. “[Al-Hashdi al-Shabi militias] we ...

Whenever Massoud Barzani talks about independence, ‘we all laugh’: Kurds
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
For Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan, it’s not about independence anymore SULAIMANI, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— “When gold appears in the Euphrates River, out of a hundred men, only one will survive” – so recounted a Kurdish woman from Kirkuk whom I met on my way ...

Oil exports from Iraq’s Kirkuk fields drop on power outages: official
E-Kurd - 2016-11-20 21:16
KIRKUK,— Iraq’s exports from the Kirkuk oil field through an export pipeline to Turkey have dropped because of power outages, an official at state-run North Oil Co. said on Saturday. Export are currently running at 100,000 barrels per day (bpd), compared ...

ISIS bomb kills infant IDP in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2016-11-19 20:51
Incident happened in Daquq ...

For Iraq's Kurds, it's not about independence any more / Tanya Goudsouzian
KurdPress - 2016-11-19 09:38
"When gold appears in the Euphrates River, out of a hundred men, only one will survive" - so recounted a Kurdish woman from Kirkuk whom I met on my way to Sulaimania in Iraq's Kurdistan region. She was paraphrasing a famous hadith, or saying, attributed ...

A Kurdish Citizen Murdered in Central Kirkuk
BAS News - 2016-11-17 11:12
KIRKUK — A Kurdish citizen from Tuz Khurmatu district was murdered last night in central Kirkuk by unknown gunmen. Kirkuk Police confirmed that a Kurdish citizen named Mohamed Ibrahim, known as Hama Risha, was murdered late on Wednesday at around 11:40 p ...

Turkmens Prefer the Rule of KRG over Baghdad: Chief of Turkmen Tribes
BAS News - 2016-11-17 11:12
They demand Kirkuk to be annexed to KRG ERBIL — Head of Turkmens tribes stated that Turkmens can obtain their rights under the rule of Kurdistan Region Government (KRG) as the Iraqi government has evaded its obligation towards Turkmens. In an interview w ...

Two Kurdish Members of IS Killed in Coalition Airstrikes
BAS News - 2016-11-17 00:56
Another member of the group, in charge of the weapons cache in Hawija, was also eliminated HAWIJA — Two Kurdish members of Islamic State have been killed in southwestern Kirkuk, said the Kirkuk police directorate in a statement on Wednesday. The statement ...

Kirkuk: Six IS Members Captured
BAS News - 2016-11-17 00:56
The sleeper cells were involved in several acts of terrorism across the province KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk have discovered two Islamic State (IS) sleeper cells in the city, and arrested six terrorists in two days, local security forces co ...

Agenzia Nova | Articolo | Iraq: ucciso leader curdo dello Stato islamico in raid aerei a sud di Kirkuk
Agenzianova - 2016-11-16 18:43

Kirkuk: 104 Terrorist Suspects Arrested in 40 Days
BAS News - 2016-11-16 06:42
ERBIL — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk have captured scores of terrorists and detained several other suspects during 40 days only, local officials revealed on Tuesday. Kirkuk Security (Asayish) said in a press release that they arrested 104 terrorists ...

Peshmerga killed by ISIS sniper on Daquq frontline near Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2016-11-15 19:45
He was targeted at a Peshmerga outpost ...

Kirkuk Governor: 'Iraq will split apart'
Kurdistan24 - 2016-11-15 19:07
A general view of Baba-Gargur oilfield with surplus gases, burning off the ground in Kirkuk, 87 kilometers (54 miles) south of Erbil, Dec. 17, 2009. (Photo: Reuters) ...

Kirkuk provides road map to post-Mosul Iraq, governor says | Asia Times
Atimes - 2016-11-14 03:01

Kirkuk police arrest ISIS sleepers who were preparing more attacks
Rûdaw - 2016-11-08 12:25
The cell was gathering information on security forces ...

Kurds deny forcing Arabs from Iraq's Kirkuk
Aljazeera - 2016-11-07 15:15
Amnesty blames Kurdish authorities of demolishing homes and forcing Arabs out but officials say accusations 'one sided'. ...

Peshmerga soldier uses armour-plated BMW to rescue dozens of civilians pinned down by snipers in Iraq
Daily Mail - 2016-11-07 11:37
Ako Aburrahman used the German-made car as an ambulance to transfer 70 injured victims to hospital in southern Kirkuk, Iraq - despite ISIS snipers repeatedly shooting at the vehicle. ...

Iraqi Kurds ejecting Arabs in Kirkuk, HRW says
E-Kurd - 2016-11-06 20:17
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraq’s Kurdistan region,— Kurdish authorities in Kirkuk, in their most recent round of displacements, have been ejecting Arab residents and Arab internally displaced people there since the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, attacked the city ...

Peshmerga fighting Daesh in Kirkuk
KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
Photo: Kurdpress reporter to Iraq war fronts Afshin Gholami ...

81 Daesh militants were killed in Kirkuk: governor
KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
The governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk stated that 81 member of the terrorist group of the Islamic State (Daesh) have been killed since Friday. ...

Unresolved disputes led to emergence of groups like Daesh: governor
KurdPress - 2016-11-06 05:04
The governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk stated that there would be no end to groups like Daesh as long as political disputes are not uprooted. ...

Kirkuk officials deny displacing Arabs in anti-IS operation
Al Monitor - 2016-11-05 04:18

Kirkuk Governor Dr. Najmaldin Karim condemns recent detentions and arrests of HDP officials in Turkey
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-11-04 17:29

Photos of Peshmerga Operation in South of Kirkuk
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-11-04 00:41

Kurdish fighter rewarded for saving over 70 civilians from ISIS in Kirkuk
ARA News - 2016-11-02 02:43
ARA News Kirkuk – The Kirkuk Governor Dr. Najmaldin Karim awarded on Tuesday the Peshmerga fighter and owner of an armoured vehicle, Ako Rahman, for saving over 70 people injured in ISIS attacks in Kirkuk two weeks ago “The bravery and the sacrifices of o ...

Hashd al-Shaabi: Erdoğan attacks us to hide his defeat in internal politics
ANF/English - 2016-11-01 11:46
Hashd al-Shaabi Kirkuk Forces Spokesperson Hacı İmad Ali said “Erdoğan is attacking Iraq to hide the daily deaths of Turkish soldiers. It is Erdoğan that will massacre different sects.” ...

Kirkuk-style attacks in Sulaimani were foiled, reports say
Rûdaw - 2016-10-31 14:36
40 ‘terrorists’ were arrested ...

ISIS militant shot dead in Kirkuk; police say 47 hunted down since deadly attack
Rûdaw - 2016-10-30 15:44
They had sneaked in through sewers ...

Unresolved disputes led to emergence of groups like Daesh: governor
KurdPress - 2016-10-30 12:43
The governor of the Iraqi northern province of Kirkuk stated that there would be no end to groups like Daesh as long as political disputes are not uprooted. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – October 29, 2016
E-Kurd - 2016-10-29 07:44
Latest news every 30 min 15 Islamic State militants still on the run after last week deadly attack on Kirkuk Kirkuk: The fate of 15 Islamic State militants who participated in last week deadly attack on multiple locations in and around Kirkuk are unknown ...

15 ISIS militants still on the run after Friday’s deadly attack on Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2016-10-28 18:01
'124 militants entered the city, 15 of whom have not been arrested' ...

Kirkuk Police Arrest ISIS Child Suicide Bomber
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2016-10-27 15:35

5 more ISIS members killed in Kirkuk
ANF/English - 2016-10-27 12:28
Peshmerga and asayish forces continue their operations after the ISIS attack on Kirkuk city on October 21. ...

15 ISIS militants killed in Kirkuk in last 48 hours
Rûdaw - 2016-10-27 08:36
“There are still around 37 ISIS militants on the run in Kirkuk; our security forces are looking for them” ...

Nordirak - Kirkuk, das Öl und der IS
Deutschlandfunk - 2016-10-27 07:57

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