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Islamic state kills 27 of the popular crowd in an ambush near Kirkuk

IRAQ - Islamic state fighters ambushed a convoy of government-backed troops near the northern city of Kirkuk on Sunday, killing at least 27 of them, police and leaders of the Shi'ite Popular Forces said on Monday. The Islamic state claimed responsibility for the attack. A security official...

ISIS plan to seize the Iraqi city of Kirkuk: secret report

IRAQ - Iraq's anti-terror service says it has seized information on a secret ISIS plan to seize the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The terrorist group plans to still dominate Kirkuk, which may pave the way for a new occupation of Mosul, warns the command of...

IS kills at least 27 soldiers in Kirkuk

IRAQ - The media department of the popular crowd issued a clarification on the killing of 27 of its fighters in Kirkuk province because they were ambushed by a terrorist group disguised as a military uniform. "A special force of the popular crowd has been carrying...

Governor of Kirkuk: The transfer of oil from Iraq to Iran will begin this month

IRAQ, KIRKUK - Iraq will begin exporting oil from fields north of Kirkuk to Iran this month at a rate of 60,000 bpd, Kirkuk Governor Rakan al-Jubouri told Reuters. Jabouri made the remarks at a conference for the reconstruction of Iraq in Kuwait on Monday. Iraq agreed...

Mass grave containing dozens bodies of civilians found in Iraq

IRAQ, KIRKUK - A mass grave containing the remains of dozens of civilians and security personnel has been found, apparently by jihadists, in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, a local official said on Friday, as cited by AFP news agency. Kirkuk Governor Rakan Said...

Explosion reported near a mosque in the city of Kirkuk, Iraq

IRAQ - The explosion occurred in the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. This was reported on Thursday by the television channel Al Sumariya referring to sources in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the republic. According to the television channel, a car was blown up...

Suicide bomber hits west of Kirkuk: 2 killed, 5 wounded

Two Sunni tribal police were killed and five others, including a leader, were wounded on Wednesday in a suicide bombing in an explosive belt during a search west of the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, an Iraqi officer said. Capt. Khaled al-Jubouri, director of police...

Huge explosion hits Kirkuk: reports

According to the reports on social media a large explosion was heard in Kirkuk city on Sunday. MORE DETAILS TO FOLLOW...

Ongoing clashes in Kirkuk

Islamic State (IS) militants overnight on Thursday attacked a village near Qara Tappa, south of Kirkuk, reports Basnews. As added by Bas, Mohammed Hameed, who was a well known tribal leader in the area, was assassinated by IS jihadists at his home, said Mohammed Haji...

Two Iraqi intelligence agents were killed by unknown gunmen in Kirkuk

Two members of the intelligence and security forces were killed in Kirkuk on Wednesday by unknown gunmen north of the oil city, an Iraqi security source said. The source told Xinhua that unidentified gunmen today attacked a civilian vehicle carrying two members of the Directorate...

New mass grave found in Kirkuk

Southwest of the Iraqi province of Kirkuk, a mass grave containing dozens of bodies of civilians were kidnapped and executed by gunmen. The site, "Alsumaria News" on Wednesday, cites a local source, who asked not to be identified as saying that investigations conducted on the...

At least 5 killed, 20+ injured in twin bombing attacks in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk

At least five people have been killed and over 20 injured after twin bombing attacks in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, Reuters cites police and medical sources as saying. “The explosions were suicide attacks,” a police source told Kurdistan 24. The assaults targeted a Shiite mosque...

Germany armed forces resumes advisory mission in Iraq

The German armed forces, or Bundeswehr, resumed on Sunday their advisory mission in Iraq, which had been temporarily put on hold due to the situation around Kirkuk, according to an official statement on their website. The German armed forces have been operating in the north...

US, Israel oppose security operation conducted by the Iraqi army in Kirkuk

The United States and Israel have expressed their opposition to a security operation conducted by the Iraqi army in Kirkuk province. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has called for Iraqi federal forces to limit their movements in areas claimed by both Erbil and Baghdad....

US State Department urges Iraq to avoid clashes with Kurds near Kirkuk

The US State Department on Friday urged the Baghdad government to avoid clashes in northern Iraq by limiting the movement of federal troops in disputed areas to those coordinated with the Kurdistan Regional Government, reported Reuters. In a statement, it said Washington was concerned by...

Iraq to build new refinery in oil-producing Kirkuk

The Iraqi oil ministry announced on Tuesday plans to construct a new refinery in the Kirkuk region, the site of recent clashes between federal government forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters. According to the minister of oil Jabar al-Luaibi, the government in Baghdad intends to increase...

Iraqi forces took control of Kirkuk province after clashing with Kurds

Iraqi forces took control on Friday 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, as reported by Reuters.

Iraqi-Kurdish tensions: 100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk — officials

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. About 18,000 families have taken shelter in the cities of Erbil and Sulaimaniya, the governor of Erbil...

Families in Kirkuk flee in fear of Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaab

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Families in Kirkuk flee in fear of Iraqi army and Hashd al-Shaab, as can be seen in a video released on Wednesday by Rudaw.

Humanitarian challenges in Kirkuk as thousands of people displaced — UN

Kurdish provinces in northern Iraq face new humanitarian challenges as thousands of people are displaced from Kirkuk, following the central government's control of the diverse area on Monday. "Our humanitarian colleagues in Iraq tell us that military movements in northern Iraq have displaced of thousands...

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