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Kirkuk Asayish Arrests IS Terrorist, Former Iraqi Soldier
BAS News - 2017-02-21 15:47
He was trying to enter central Kirkuk KIRKUK — Security Forces of Kirkuk province released a statement, announcing the arrest of a "terrorist" of the Islamic State (IS) in the city. Relying on precise intelligence, "our forces managed to arrest an IS ter ...

Kurdish security forces arrest suspected ISIS militant near Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-02-21 15:11

Tehran and Baghdad Sign MoU on Kirkuk Oil Export to Iran
BAS News - 2017-02-20 21:02
The two countries agreed to study the construction of a pipeline ERBIL — A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on Monday by the Iraqi oil minister and his Iranian counter-part to study the construction of a pipeline between the two countries for ...

Iraq, Iran sign MOU on study of Kirkuk oil export pipeline
NRT - 2017-02-20 19:00

ISIS in Iraq: Daesh warlord who beheaded 4 Kurdish Peshmerga killed in airstrike in Kirkuk | Daily Star
Dailystar - 2017-02-20 14:30

Coalition, Kurdish Forces Kill Senior IS Member in Hawija
BAS News - 2017-02-19 21:23
The eliminated jihadist was responsible for Kirkuk’s Tax Department of the extremist group ERBIL — Erbil Security Forces (Asayish) in cooperation with the US-led coalition forces have killed a senior Islamic State (IS) member in Hawija district, Kirkuk p ...

Peshmerga wary of Hashd al-Shaabi build-up south of Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-02-19 16:41

ISIS Member: Killed More than 500 Civilian
Waar Media - 2017-02-18 13:45
WAAR-DUHOK: An Iraqi ISIS member has killed more than 500 civilian including children and women, and raped more than 200 girls, since he joined Islamic State (ISIS) in 2013. Amar Hussein, is one of ISIS member who captured by Peshmerga forces in Kirkuk ci ...

IS Captive Says He Has Raped 200 Women and Killed 500 People
BAS News - 2017-02-18 11:52
He was captured by the Kurdish Counter-terrorism forces during Kirkuk attack ERBIL — The Islamic State (IS) militant Ammar Hussein who is now a captive in Sulaymaniyah province confessed that he has raped more than 200 women from Iraqi minorities particu ...

Partridge fighting: A pastime in Kirkuk, across Kurdistan
Rûdaw - 2017-02-17 22:20

Kirkuk: Peshmerga, Coalition Forces Foil IS Plan to Attack
BAS News - 2017-02-17 16:50
A group of IS snipers killed KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the US-led coalition airpower on Friday foiled an Islamic State (IS) attack in Kirkuk province, killing several extremists. After noticing IS military mobilizations near the western Kirku ...

Over 20 IS Militants Killed in Hawija, Southern Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-02-17 09:55
They had planned to attack Peshmerga positions KIRKUK— A group from the Islamic State (IS) militants was targeted early Friday by the warplanes of the anti-IS US-led global coalition near Hawija district, south of Kirkuk. The militants had gathered in Sh ...

14 ISIL Insurgents arrest in Kirkuk
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

Governor of Kirkuk received Lahor Sheikh Gangi
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-15 23:42

[PICTURE]: IS Chief of Military Police Killed in Mosul
BAS News - 2017-02-15 19:19
He and an aide were targeted by coalition warplanes MOSUL — The US-led coalition fighter jets have killed another senior military leader of Islamic State (IS) in western Kirkuk as the noose is being tightened against the militants. Kurdistan Region’s dir ...

Kurds Oppose Dividing Kirkuk into Four Electoral Districts
BAS News - 2017-02-15 16:01
The idea is proposed by a Shi'ite MP from Maliki's coalition ERBIL— Kurds are against a proposal for dividing Kirkuk province into four electoral districts, based on the religious and ethnic orientation of Kirkuk residences, Iraqi media reported.Accordin ...

[IN PICTURES]: IS Plan to Attack Peshmerga in Kirkuk Foiled
BAS News - 2017-02-14 09:26
The militants had planned to carry out a suicide offensive against Peshmerga KIRKUK — A number of the Islamic State (IS) militants who were sent from the IS-held town of Hawija, attempted on Monday to attack Peshmerga in south-western Kirkuk. Their plan ...

[IN PICTURES]: Peshmerga Foils IS Plan to Attack
BAS News - 2017-02-13 19:09
Large amount of explosives were seized from the jihadist group KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the western Kirkuk frontline on Monday thwarted a terrorist plan by the Islamic State (IS) militants. “Daesh insurgents had crossed an amount of explosive ...

Kurdish security forces arrest five suspects near Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-02-13 07:26

Foreign investments top $1 billion in Kirkuk following security improvements
Rûdaw - 2017-02-11 18:19
we invested our assets here to improve the city’s infrastructure ...

Kurdish security forces arrest five attempting to join ISIS near Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-02-11 13:43

IS Remains a Threat as Long as in Mosul: Peshmerga Commander
BAS News - 2017-02-11 01:59
107 militants were killed last month in western Kirkuk frontline only KIRKUK — Kurdistan Region remains under the threat of terrorism as long as Islamic State (IS) militants still exist in Mosul, said a Peshmerga official. “Daesh [IS] is not as powerful ...

Coalition Jets Heavily Pound IS Positions in Kirkuk
BAS News - 2017-02-11 00:27
Several extremists killed, facilities destroyed KIRKUK — Base on the intelligence provided by Kurdish Peshmerga force in Kirkuk province, the US-led coalition warplanes on Friday pounded Islamic State (IS) militants, killing several jihadists and damagin ...

IS Abducts Near 400 Civilians Fleeing Hawija
BAS News - 2017-02-09 22:35
They were taken back to central Hawija ERBIL — The so-called Islamic State (IS) has reportedly abducted 385 civilians fleeing Hawija district, southwest of Kirkuk, a source has told Al Sumaria News on Thursday. The source who spoke to the Iraqi Al Sumari ...

Captured ISIS fighter explains why he was in Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-02-08 10:58
I was specifically sent by ISIS to provide information on security forces in Kirkuk. ...

Hashd Al-Shaabi Creating Brigades in Chamchamal, Sulaymaniyah: Observer
BAS News - 2017-02-08 09:58
Local PUK officials help Hashd al-Shaabi create armed units in Kurdish areas ERBIL — The Iraqi Hashd al-Shaabi Shi'ite militia is forming armed units in the Kurdish areas ranging from Tuz Khurmatu southern Kirkuk to Penjwen, bordering Iran in the west of ...

Police officer shot dead in Kirkuk amid security crisis
NRT - 2017-02-08 09:23

Kurdish forces capture 40 IS in Kirkuk
Kurdish Globe - 2017-02-06 17:27

7 injured in car bomb explosion in Kirkuk
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-02-03 05:54

Kirkuk: Kurdish Forces Capture 40 IS Militants Disguised as IDPs
BAS News - 2017-02-02 03:22
They had plans to undermine Kirkuk stability, official says KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk have arrested 40 Islamic State (IS) militants over the few past weeks who had disguised themselves as IDPs, a local official said. “A total of 40 peopl ...

Baghdad, Kirkuk officials commit to 5,000 tents for Hawija IDPs
Rûdaw - 2017-02-01 19:34
“The return of any refugee will remove the burden on electricity, water education and health sectors of Kirkuk ...

Iraqi Kurdistan News in brief – January 31, 2017
E-Kurd - 2017-02-01 19:33
Over 60 Islamic State suspects detained in two months in Kirkuk refugee camps Kirkuk: Authorities in Kirkuk have detained over 60 asylum seekers in the past two months on charges of terrorism and affiliation with Islamic State, most of whom from the town ...

Arab Tribes Leader in Kirkuk Asks Peshmerga to Liberate and Protect Hawija
BAS News - 2017-02-01 12:41
Peshmerga forces protect all civilians regardless of their ethnicity or religion KIRKUK — Al-Jabouri Sunni Arab tribes leader in Kirkuk province demands the stationing of Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces in Hawija district, south of Kirkuk, after it is ...

Kurdish counter-terrorism forces detain six ISIS members west of Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-02-01 09:31

Kurdish security forces arrest ISIS cell, prevent attacks in Kirkuk - ARA News
Aranews - 2017-02-01 08:38

Local Sunni Tribes Prefer Peshmerga in Post-IS Hawija
BAS News - 2017-02-01 05:13
A tribal leader says Hawija operation is urgently needed ERBIL — Local people in Hawija, west of Kirkuk province, call for Peshmerga protection in their area once the Islamic State (IS) is ousted and security maintained in their areas, said a tribal lead ...

PHOTOS: Kurdistan Counter-Terrorism foils IS attacks in Kirkuk
Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-31 23:04

IS Director of Internet and Social Media in Kirkuk Arrested
BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
Two wanted IS members arrested in Kirkuk KIRKUK – In a search operation by Kirkuk police two Islamic State (IS) wanted members were arrested one of whom was the group’s head of the internet and social media activities in the area. Sarhad Qadir, Chief of ...

Kirkuk: Kurdish Counterterrorism Foils IS Terrorist Attacks, Captures 6
BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
They had a plan to attack Kirkuk and Dubiz KIRKUK — Kurdish security and counter-terrorism forces overnight on Monday captured a number of Islamic State (IS) members in Kirkuk who were planning to conduct terrorist attacks in the area. “Last night our Co ...

Peshmerga, Coalition Forces Kill 12 IS Militants
BAS News - 2017-01-31 19:52
Two car bombs and many military equipments belonging to the jihadists, have been destroyed KIRKUK — At least 12 Islamic State (IS) militants on Tuesday were killed by the US-led coalition warplanes in western Kirkuk province north of Iraq, military sourc ...

6 arrested accused of plotting ISIS attacks on Kirkuk
Rûdaw - 2017-01-31 19:17
six members of the group were arrested in the village of Bajwan, west of Kirkuk ...

Kurdish security forces arrest ISIS leader near Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-01-31 13:20

Over 60 ISIS suspects detained in two months in Kirkuk refugee camps
Rûdaw - 2017-01-31 10:02
We need to ensure that ISIS recruits do not infiltrate Kirkuk disguised as refugees ...

Bomb wounds four off-duty police southeast of Kirkuk (Video)
NRT - 2017-01-31 09:48

Kirkuk must not be silenced – democratic elections are a non-negotiable right
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-01-31 04:22

ISIS beheads village leader southeast of Kirkuk
NRT - 2017-01-29 09:17

Kirkuk suspends new ID card process in protest of Baath-era name
Rûdaw - 2017-01-27 19:56
“Residents of Kirkuk are dissatisfied with naming their city with a phrase which has been chosen by the collapsed Baathist regime,” ...

EU Ambassador Visits Peshmerga Front Lines in Kirkuk
Washington Kurdish Institute - 2017-01-27 11:04

Kirkuk Provincial Council receives a high level delegation of the Kurdistan Islamic "Komal"
Kurdiu - 2017-01-22 03:10

Groups in Kirkuk, Iraqi government disagree on 2017 elections
Rûdaw - 2017-01-20 21:20
“We are just waiting for the inclusion of Kirkuk in this election without discrimination as the bill will be voted for by the parliament,” ...

Kirkuk Gov. Karim: US’s peaceful transition of power is beautiful
Rûdaw - 2017-01-20 18:48
“It was a genuine thing. It was a beautiful thing for other countries to emulate.” ...

ISIS carry out mass execution of 'spies' and Iraqi solders
Dailymail - 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’
Aranews - 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
Aranews - 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 ...

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