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Iraqi Forces Seize Disputed Town After Clashes With Kurds

Added: 20.10.2017 21:48 | 18 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...

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In Kirkuk, Kurds' joy turns to fear after Iraqi army takeover

Added: 20.10.2017 19:03 | 4 views | 0 comments

Turkmen and Arab shoppers stroll through an open-air food market in an ethnically mixed area of Kirkuk, haggling over the price of tomatoes and gossiping about their neighbors.

Tags: Turkey, UK, Kurds, Army, Iraq
From: feeds.reuters.com

Iraq, Kurdish forces in fierce border fire

Added: 20.10.2017 12:08 | 13 views | 0 comments

Iraqi and Kurdish forces have exchanged fire at their shared border, capping a dramatic week of manoeuvres that saw the Kurds handover territory across north and east Iraq.

Tags: EU, Kurds, Fire, Iraq
From: www.news.com.au

Iraqi forces complete takeover of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

Added: 20.10.2017 10:07 | 5 views | 0 comments

Iraqi forces took control on Friday (Oct 20) of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk still in the hands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters following a three-hour battle, security sources said.

Tags: UK, Oil, Kurds, Iraq
From: www.straitstimes.com

100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover

Added: 20.10.2017 1:10 | 12 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).

From: www.straitstimes.com

'100,000 flee Kirkuk' since Iraqi army takeover

Added: 20.10.2017 0:02 | 11 views | 0 comments

Thousands of families need urgent assistance, official says, as UN raises concern over reports of Kurds being displaced.

Tags: UK, Kurds, Army, USA, Iraq
From: www.aljazeera.com

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.

From: www.straitstimes.com

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk since Monday: Kurdish officials

Added: 19.10.2017 10:19 | 11 views | 0 comments

About 100,000 Kurds have fled Kirkuk, fearing unrest, since Monday's takeover of the region by Iraqi forces, officials from the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said on Thursday (Oct 19).

From: www.straitstimes.com

Iranian General Helped Iraqis Seize Kirkuk From Kurds

Added: 18.10.2017 23:20 | 7 views | 0 comments

A "catastrophic defeat" for the U.S. and a victory for Iran, says former U.S. official.

Tags: UK, Kurds, Iraq, Iran
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