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Peshmerga, Iraqi Army Reach Agreement on Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-24 15:34
ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga forces and the Iraqi army reached an agreement on Hawija operation according to which Peshmerga will be backing the Iraqi army on southern Kirkuk fronts. In a meeting, overseen by the US-led Coalition against Islamic ...

PUK opposes KDP on holding referendum in Kirkuk

KurdPress - 2017-09-24 11:58
While the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) is stressing on holding the planned referendum of Kurdistan Region in Kirkuk province, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) is against holding the referendum in the province which is considered as a disputed te ...

Peshmerga Sustains Casualties in IED Blast South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-23 21:49
ERBIL— The explosion of an improvised explosive device on Saturday night left behind some Peshmerga troops killed and several wounded. A source from Peshmerga forces told BasNews the explosion targeted troops from the 70th Unit near Rokhana Brook close t ...

Conspiracy Happening Against Kirkuk Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-23 21:31
ERBIL — As the day for Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum nears, attempts within the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) escalate to dismiss Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim in hopes of harming the polls on Monday, a source said. Earlier on 12th Se ...

Kirkuk Governor Calls on People to Go to Polls on Monday

BAS News - 2017-09-23 16:01
ERBIL — Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim released a statement on Saturday to call on the population of the province to take part in Kurdistan’s independence referendum on Monday, September 25. “I call on people of Kirkuk to go to the polls on Monday, Septe ...

Iran Stepping up Pressure on PUK to Call Off the Referendum in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-23 15:31
KIRKUK — The Commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corp (IRGC), Qassem Soleimani has reportedly once again visited some officials from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to convince them to put off the planned independence r ...

Official Reaffirms Holding Independence Referendum in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-23 11:25
ERBIL — A member of the Kurdistan Region’s High Referendum Council rejected the rumors that the independence vote will be delayed, stressing that Kirkuk Province won’t be excluded from the vote. Sadiq Jabari, a member of the council, told BasNews there i ...

I Met an ISIS Fighter in an Iraqi Prison

WarIsBoring - 2017-09-21 17:49
In a war-scarred jail in Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, I meet a 27-year-old former Islamic State fighter. I’ll call him Abdullah. He claims he intentionally left the terror group in order to seek medical treatment. While trying to pass into Kurdish territory ...

Kurdish Forces Capture Disguised IS Militant South of Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-21 13:19
KIRKUK — The Kurdish security forces on Wednesday captured a member of the Islamic State (IS) who was disguised as an internally displaced person (IDP) in southern Kirkuk. The insurgent, introduced by first initials only, was an active member of IS for t ...

Kirkuk Security Forces Rescue Kidnapped Woman after 2 Days

BAS News - 2017-09-20 15:11
KIRKUK — Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk rescued overnight on Tuesday a woman who was kidnapped by a group of unidentified armed men. Kirkuk Chief of Police, Sarhad Qader, told BasNews that the abductee, identified by first initials only, was brought t ...

Baghdad Hands Hawija Operation Plan to Peshmerga

BAS News - 2017-09-20 13:55
KIRKUK — Iraqi government has presented the plan for Hawija operation to the Kurdistan Region’s Ministry of Peshmerga, said a Peshmerga commander. Wasta Rasoul, Commander of Peshmerga Forces in southern Kirkuk front, told BasNews “An Iraqi military deleg ...

Baghdad ready for conditional talks with KRG over referendum: expert

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 12:04
A political expert has stated that the central government of Iraq in Baghdad is ready to discuss the independence of the northern region of Kurdistan if the northern province of Kirkuk is not included in the Kurdish referendum vote set for September 25. ...

No forces are allowed in Kirkuk, official tells Kurdpress

KurdPress - 2017-09-20 09:26
A member of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated that the situation in the Kirkuk, a city in northern Iraq and the capital of Kirkuk province, is stable after clashes on Monday in a rally supporting the referendum of Kurdistan Region, set for Septe ...

Kurdisches Referendum: Türkei schickt Panzer an Grenze

Tagesschau - 2017-09-19 18:11
Trotz eines gerichtlichen Verbots wollen die irakischen Kurden kommenden Montag ein Unabhängigkeitsreferendum abhalten. Aus Sorge vor Unruhen wurde in Kirkuk eine nächtliche Ausgangssperre verhängt. An der Grenze bezog das türkische Militär Stellung. ...

Kirkuk Council Rejects Baghdad’s Decision to Unseat Governor

BAS News - 2017-09-19 13:55
Provincial Council of Kirkuk voted against Iraqi parliament’s decision ERBIL — Kirkuk Provincial Council rejected on Tuesday the Iraqi parliament’s decision to remove Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim from office. The vast majority of Kirkuk Provincial Coun ...

Hawija: Leaflets Urge IS Militants to Surrender

BAS News - 2017-09-19 12:39
KIRKUK — Thousands of leaflets have been dropped over the territories remaining under the control of Islamic State (IS) in southwest of Kirkuk, urging the jihadists to surrender. Kurdish Peshmerga Commander Kamal Kirkuki told BasNews that the leaflets al ...

Shi'ite Force Arrives in Kirkuk "Temporarily"

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— A convoy of Shi'ite paramilitaries of Hashd al-Shaabi has arrived in Kirkuk after coordinating with local security service, said a security source from the city. Some 15 vehicles carried the troops under the command of Abu Mahdi al-Muhands. The tr ...

Kurdish MPs Boycott Iraqi Parliament's Session over Kirkuk Polls

BAS News - 2017-09-18 18:09
ERBIL— For the fourth successive time, the Kurdish MPs to the Iraqi House of Representatives boycotted the sessions on Monday, this time over Kirkuk provincial elections. In a statement to BasNews, Kurdish MP Shakhawan Abdulla said the issue of elections ...

A Kurdish referendum on independence risks backfiring

The Economist - 2017-09-18 17:59
THE vast oil reserves and disputed status of Kirkuk have given it a reputation as a powder-keg. The multi-ethnic province in northern Iraq lies beyond the Kurdish Autonomous Region but is ruled by the Kurds and claimed by the Arabs in Baghdad. To locals, ...

Another Explosion Hits Central Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-09-18 15:26
KIKRUK — On Monday, September 18, a second explosion took place in Kirkuk city during this week. A local source said a bomb, attached to a car of a civilian in Wasit neighborhood in central Kirkuk, went off on Monday. According to initial reports, the ex ...

4 suicidas del Estado Islámico atacan una base de EEUU en Maxmour

KurdisCat - 2017-09-17 20:08
Los atacantes suicidas hicieron detonar diversos explosivos según la agencia del Estado Islámico, Amaq. La base, de reciente instalación, coordinaba los esfuerzos de la Coalición Internacional contra el Estado Islámico en Hawija y Kirkuk. Según los islami ...

Kirkuk Governor Rules out Iraqi Parliament Decision

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
KIRKUK — The vote by the Iraqi parliament is a hundred percent political and it is invalid, said Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim after a number of MPs voted to discharge him from his position. “We held a meeting with the legal advisors at the governorate ...

Canadian Special Forces to Assist Iraqis in Hawija Battle

BAS News - 2017-09-17 17:04
ERBIL — Canadian special forces who assisted the Iraqi and Peshmerga troops in the battle of Mosul moved into Kirkuk for backing up the Iraqi forces in the offensive to retake the Islamic State group's last stronghold of Hawija. The Iraqi military, Kurdi ...

Irakische Kurden kämpfen um Unabhängikeit

FAZ - 2017-09-17 01:56
Im irakischen Ringen um das Bestreben der Kurden nach Unabhängigkeit gerät die Stadt Kirkuk in den Mittelpunkt. Deren Gouverneur widersetzt sich Bagdad. Droht eine blutige Eskalation? ...

Karim says will continue as Kirkuk governor

KurdPress - 2017-09-15 23:31
Governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim on Thursday said the Iraqi Parliament's decision to dismiss him is "illegal," saying he will continue in his post as Governor and extend support to the upcoming referendum on independence for the Kurdistan Region. ...

ISIS execute senior leader for fleeing Kirkuk stronghold

Waar Media - 2017-09-15 14:59
WAAR-DUHOK: Islamic State (ISIS) militants have executed a senior leader for attempting to flee the group’s stronghold in southwestern Kirkuk, a local source was quoted saying on Friday. Iraqi news website SNG quoted the source saying that the so-nicknam ...

Amtsenthebung wegen Kurden-Unterstützung

Tagesschau - 2017-09-14 19:38
Mit einem Unabhängigkeits-Referendum - abgehalten in irakischen Provinzen - wollen die Kurden ihrem eigenen Staat einen Schritt näher kommen. Der Gouverneur von Kirkuk unterstützt die Abstimmung und ist deshalb nun seines Amtes enthoben worden. ...
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