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|Iraqi Forces Seize Disputed Town After Clashes With Kurds|
Added: 20.10.2017 21:48 | 22 views | 0 comments
Iraqi troops seized a town from Kurdish forces after a brief but intense firefight on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds hand over territory across northern Iraq, The Associated Press reports. By evening, the Iraqi forces were in full control of the town of Altun Kupri though Kurdish forces, known as the peshmerga, were still shelling the town. Altun Kupri is the latest town to be retaken by federal authorities from Kurdish control after Baghdad made clear this week that it was planning to roll back Kurdish forces' gains during their joint war against the Islamic State group and revert the border lines to the 2014 map of Iraq. Kurdish authorities appeared intent...
|100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover|
Added: 20.10.2017 1:10 | 13 views | 0 comments
About 100,000 Kurds have fled the Kirkuk region for fear of persecution since Iraqi armed forces retook disputed territory after a Kurdish independence vote rejected by Baghdad, Kurdish officials said on Thursday (Oct 19).
|Baghdad court issues arrest warrant for Iraqi Kurd VP for 'provocation'|
Added: 19.10.2017 13:25 | 12 views | 0 comments
October 19, 2017 8:25 PM
BAGHDAD (AFP) - A Baghdad court on Thursday (Oct 19) issued an arrest warrant for the vice president of Iraqi Kurdistan on charges of "provocation" against Iraq's armed forces, the judiciary said.
|Saudi airplane arrives in Baghdad, first time in 27 years|
Added: 18.10.2017 13:53 | 18 views | 0 comments
A Saudi Arabian commercial airplane arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday (Oct 18) for the first time in 27 years, the Iraqi transport ministry said.
|Saudi carrier launches direct flight to Iraq after 27 years|
Added: 18.10.2017 12:47 | 11 views | 0 comments
Saudi budget-carrier flynas has launched a route from the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to Baghdad, marking the first direct flight between the two countries since the 1991 Gulf War.
|Baghdad says mission accomplished in operation to take Kurdish-held territory|
Added: 18.10.2017 9:19 | 6 views | 0 comments
October 18, 2017 2:06 PM
BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi forces said Wednesday (Oct 18) they had achieved their objectives in a lightning operation that saw them sweep through disputed Kurdish-held territory in a punishing riposte to an independence vote last month.
|Battle for Iraq's future unfolds around 90-year-old oil field|
Added: 17.10.2017 22:00 | 5 views | 0 comments
October 18, 2017 5:00 AM
BAGHDAD • The latest battle for Iraq's future is unfolding around the country's oldest oil field.
|Kurds abandon territory in the face of Iraq government advance|
Added: 17.10.2017 13:39 | 15 views | 0 comments
The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, making startingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.
|Iraqi forces seize more territory in advance against Kurds|
Added: 17.10.2017 11:52 | 16 views | 0 comments
The Baghdad government recaptured territory across the breadth of northern Iraq from Kurds on Tuesday, widening a sudden and dramatic campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.
|Iraqi troops take over in Kirkuk|
Added: 17.10.2017 10:09 | 25 views | 0 comments
KIRKUK, Iraq -- The Iraqi government began a military operation Monday to blunt the independence drive by the nation's Kurdish minority, wresting oil fields and a contested city from separatists pushing to break away from Iraq. In clashes that pit two crucial U.S. allies against each other, government troops seized the vital city of Kirkuk and surrounding oil fields, ousting the Kurdish forces who had controlled the region for three years in their effort to build an independent nation in the northern third of Iraq. The Kurds voted overwhelmingly in a referendum three weeks ago for independence from Iraq. The United States, Baghdad and most countries in the region condemned the vote, fearing...
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