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Iraq Ousts Kurdish Forces From Kirkuk

New York Times - 2017-10-17 04:28
Three weeks after the Kurds voted for independence, Iraqi forces overtook the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk and its valuable oil fields on Monday. ...

Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance

Reuters - 2017-10-16 20:47
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi government forces captured the major Kurdish-held oil city of Kirkuk on Monday, responding to a Kurdish referendum on independence with a bold lightning strike that transforms the balance of power in the country. ...

Kurdistan says Iraqi forces preparing major attack in oil-rich Kirkuk

E-Kurd - 2017-10-14 19:34
BAGHDAD,— Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained Iraqi paramilitaries are “preparing a major attack” on Kurdish forces in the Kurdish-held oil-rich region of Kirkuk and near Mosul in northern Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Wed ...

Kirkuk Decides to Participate in Kurdistan’s Independence Vote

BAS News - 2017-08-29 11:40
KIRKUK — The Kurdish city of Kirkuk which is outside Kurdistan Region’s administration agreed to take part in the upcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region’s independence from Iraq. The provincial council of Kirkuk held a session on Tuesday during which 24 ...

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Regrets Decision against Kurdistan Flag in Kirkuk

BAS News - 2017-04-02 21:59
BAGHDAD — Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jabouri has regretted the decision of forcing the Kirkuk provincial administration to lower the Kurdistan flag, said a Kurdish lawmaker. “The heads of Kurdish parliamentary factions once again held a meeting wi ...

Kirkuk Council approves raising Kurdish flag over governmental buildings

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
KIRKUK,— A request to raise the Kurdish flag used by Iraqi Kurdistan government in Kirkuk province was approved by Kirkuk Provincial Council during a voting session. Kirkuk Provincial Council held a meeting on Tuesday to vote on the request by Kirkuk Gov ...

Iraq city of Kirkuk under attack by armed militants

The Guardian - 2016-10-21 11:11
Witnesses report multiple explosions and fighting even as major offensive continues against the Isis-held city of MosulIslamic State militants have launched a commando raid on the Iraqi city of Kirkuk in an apparent attempt to distract Iraqi and Kurdish f ...

Islamic State bombs rock Iraq’s Kurdish-held Kirkuk city

E-Kurd - 2016-10-21 09:31
KIRKUK,— Gunmen wearing suicide vests attacked government targets in the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk and killed 16 at an Iranian-run construction site further north on Friday as troops advanced on jihadist bastion Mosul. Militants armed with assault ...

Dozens of Civilians Escape IS in Hawija; Peshmerga Receives Them

BasNews - 2016-07-25 14:00
They are going through a security procedure now KIRKUK — Kurdish Peshmerga forces on July 25th took in dozens of civilians who escaped Islamic State (IS) in Hawija district of Kirkuk province. As the Iraqi army pushes deeper into the IS held areas in sou ...

Over 60 Civilians Escape IS in Hawija

BasNews - 2016-02-03 15:43
Men, women and Children seeking safety in Peshmerga-held areas, Kurdish official says KIRKUK — Scores of civilians have managed to escape the Islamic State (IS) in Hawija, Northern Iraq; seeking safety in the Peshmerga-held areas in Kirkuk province. Dire ...

Kurdish girl becomes Miss Iraq

Waarmedia - 2015-12-22 22:22
Waar, Duhok: Shayma Qassim, a Kurdish woman from Kirkuk province, was crowned Miss Iraq in an event in Baghdad Saturday evening. This beauty pageant is the first to be held in Iraq in 40 years. The 20-year-old Shayma Qassim competed eight contestants in a ...

Hundreds of Civilians Escape Islamic State Areas

BasNews - 2015-10-25 00:35
KIRUK – Scores of civilians have escaped Islamic State (IS)-held areas, throwing themselves on the mercy of Kurdish Peshmerga forces. Peshmerga Commander on the western Kirkuk frontline Kamal Kikrkuki revealed that 173 families, totalling 256 people, have ...

Peshmerga Take Control of Khabaz Oil Field, Western Kirkuk Province

BasNews - 2015-02-01 13:22
KIRKUK The Kurdish Peshmerga forces have retaken Khabaz oil field, western Kirkuk province, after it was briefly under the control of Islamic State (IS) militants. “On Saturday, IS insurgents held the oil field for few hours, but later Peshmerga forces to ...

Iraq's Kurds plan Kirkuk status referendum

Peyamner - 2014-06-30 21:32
PNA - A plebiscite will be held in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk based upon the Article 140 of the Iraqi constitution, president of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq said Sunday. ...
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