Turkish government ready to cooperate with Iraq to eradicate PKK from Kirkuk

This file picture shows a view of the entrance to the Turkish Foreign Ministry building in the capital Ankara. (Photo by Anadolu news agency) The Turkish government says it is ready to cooperate with the central Iraqi government against militants from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk, amid […]

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Iraqi government: PKK presence in Kirkuk amounts to declaration of war

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters stand on the rooftop of a building on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk, October 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The Iraqi government has accused authorities of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of bringing militants from Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to the disputed oil province of Kirkuk, saying it considered the move as a “declaration of […]

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Kurdistan deploys tens of thousands of forces to oil-rich Kirkuk

A file photo of Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region has deployed tens of thousands of Peshmerga forces to the Kirkuk region amid tensions with the central government over a controversial secession referendum it held last month. Kurdish TV channel Rudaw cited the region’s Vice President Kosrat Rasul on Friday as saying that […]

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Iraqi forces advance against Takfiri Daesh terrorist group in Kirkuk, Nineveh

Iraqi forces make fresh advances as they engage in a sixth day of operations to retake the city of Mosul from Daesh a day after the Takfiri group’s surprise attack on the oil-rich Kirkuk.  From the terrorist group’s last stronghold, there are disturbing reports that Daesh militants have executed hundreds of civilians, including women and children.  Clashes […]

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ISIL Takfiri terrorists in Iraq’s oil-rich city of Kirkuk attacks buildings and power station

ISIL claims responsibility for deadly attacks targeting buildings and a power station in and around oil-rich city. Military vehicles seen at a site targeted by ISIL fighters [Ako Rasheed/Reuters] ISIL fighters have attacked multiple targets in and around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, in a major assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi and Kurdish […]

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Iraqi security sources claim 16 killed as militants attack government buildings in Kirkuk

At least 16 people have been killed in militant attacks on government-run facilities in Iraq’s northern Province of Kirkuk, official sources say. Iraqi security sources said gunmen wearing explosive vests raided multiple government targets in Kirkuk Province, including a police headquarters and a power plant, early on Friday. In one of the assaults, three bombers stormed a […]

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