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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Kurdistan Region's Department of Counter-terrorism on Saturday revealed they had foiled an Islamic State (IS) attack planned in western Kirkuk. In a statement, the Kurdistan Region Security Council's (KRSC) ...
Kirkuk, Iraq (Reuters) - Four bombs went off on Saturday near a minor pipeline from an oilfield close to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, security and oil industry sources said. The pipeline delivers crude from the Bai Hassan oilfield to a degassing ...
The possible construction of a pipeline to transport the crude oil from Kirkuk through Iran will be assessed by a commission under the supervision of consultancy companies.
"We try to get back to Mosul because owner of factory said he would try to smuggle us illegally into Kurdistan, but we couldn't get back and stayed night in Kirkuk," he explained in halting English. "We were ready to go to Kurdistan, and we were at bus ...
But we don't believe the talks will materialize to action, as no one has consulted the KRG.
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were killed and six others were wounded in Salahuddin province on Wednesday when a bomb planted by the Islamic State exploded while they were trying to flee group-held areas in Kirkuk. A security source in ...
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Four civilians were killed and nine others were wounded Thursday when attackers, presumably from the Islamic State, boarding booby-trapped cars, targeted checkpoints on the Kirkuk-Baghdad road in Diyala, an official has said.
Khartoum, Sudan - A Kurdish citizen from the city of Kirkuk, who fled Iraq in 1975 following the demise of Kurdistan's Aylul Revolution, has for the first time in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum met his son who wasn't born when he left the country ...
Researchers interviewed six women in Kirkuk, to which they had escaped from the town of Hawija, 125 kilometers south of Mosul and still under ISIS control.
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 21, 2017, on page 4. Recommended. Related Articles.
A US-led coalition airstrike has killed a prominent ISIS leader in Iraq's Kirkuk province. The leader killed was responsible for the beheading of four peshmerga soldiers.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Kirkuk Province revealed that a member of al-Hashd al-Shaabi was killed by an Islamic State's sniper, south of the province, Alsumaria reported on Tuesday.
The Iraqi oil ministry has announced that Baghdad and Tehran signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday over the exportation of Kirkuk oil through Iran following a meeting between Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider ...
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 21, 2017, on page 4. Recommended. Related Articles.
Iraq and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the construction of a pipeline to export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran, the Iraqi oil ministry says. The agreement, signed in Baghdad by the oil ministers of ...
"Our Counter-terrorism Dept confirmed that a joint operation by Kurdish Asayish and US-led coalition killed senior ISIS member Talab Elewy Hamadany, Emir of Kirkuk's Diwan al-Hisba," the Kurdistan Region's Security Council (KRSC) said on Monday.
The governments of Iraq and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding about conducting a joint study for a possible pipeline to export oil through Iran from Iraq's Kirkuk region. The oil ministers of the two countries signed the memorandum in ...
This came against the backdrop of a long-standing dispute between Baghdad and the KRG over a scheme to pipe Iraq's oil from Kirkuk to the Turkish Mediterranean port of Ceyhan. The flow of the pipeline was interrupted for several months last year as the ...
"Our Counter-terrorism Dept confirmed that a joint operation by Kurdish Asayish and US-led coalition killed senior ISIS member Talab Elewy Hamadany, Emir of Kirkuk's Diwan al-Hisba," the Kurdistan Region's Security Council (KRSC) said on Monday.
Iraq and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the construction of a pipeline to export crude oil from the northern Iraqi fields of Kirkuk via Iran, the Iraqi oil ministry says. The agreement, signed in Baghdad by the oil ministers of ...
Researchers interviewed six women in Kirkuk, to which they had escaped from the town of Hawija, 125 kilometers south of Mosul and still under ISIS control.
About 75 kilometres southwest of Kirkuk, peshmerga commanders report a build-up of Hashd al-Shaabi forces that is worrying to the Kurdish forces.
Kurdish intelligence authorities gave Reuters rare access to Hussein and another Daesh militant who were both captured during an assault on the city of Kirkuk in October that killed 99 civilians and members of the security forces. Sixty-three Daesh ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - Across the Kurdistan Region people gather to pit their partridges against one another's in fighting rings, including in the southern city of Kirkuk. "It's Thursdays in Kirkuk and Harir, Saturdays in Koya and Rania," said ...
At least 8 Daesh militants were killed by a U.S.-led coalition airstrike late Friday in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, according to an Iraqi police officer.
Baghdad: At least 8 Islamic State militants were killed by a U.S.-led coalition airstrike late Friday in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, according to an Iraqi police officer.
The families, which included children, were headed to central Kirkuk and areas in neighboring Salahuddin province, the source said, according to Iraqi News.
"This year, five nightingales came first from across Iraq - two from Baghdad, one from Erbil, one from Kirkuk, and the other one was from Amar.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed by an improvised explosive device explosion in Qasbet Bashir area, south of Kirkuk, a source told Alsumaria News on Thursday. The source said, "An improvised explosive device, from the remnants of the ...
Since the fall of the regime of Saddam Hussein, the Turkmen in Iraq have been struggling to carve out a space for their community alongside other minorities such as the Kurds and the Assyrians.
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) The Islamic State executed 21 civilians in Mosul and Kirkuk on Wednesday for collaborating with security forces against the group.
Federally operated oil fields in Kirkuk are now feeding privately run refineries in the Kurdistan Region, in a new cooperative framework that could dramatically boost fuel supplies to areas of Ninewa province liberated from the Islamic State (IS) group ...
Federally operated oil fields in Kirkuk are now feeding privately run refineries in the Kurdistan Region, in a new cooperative framework that could dramatically boost fuel supplies to areas of Ninewa province liberated from the Islamic State (IS) group ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A source in North oil company revealed that three employees were killed, while seven others were wounded in an explosion at Bay Hassan oil field, northwest of Kirkuk, Alsumaria News reported on Monday. The source said, "A tank ...
Among other operations in the book, Arden tells the story of a Kurdish force that encountered "friendly fire" by the U.S. on its way to Kirkuk. Arden writes that the issue was complicated by the conflicting demands and concerns of Turkey and Kurdish ...
Members of the Takfiri Daesh terrorist group have reportedly burned to death more than a dozen young Kurdish women in Iraq's northern oil-rich province of Kirkuk as the militants continue to perpetrate various crimes against humanity in areas under ...
Hawija is part of the Kirkuk province of Iraq, 30 miles west of Kirkuk city and north of Baghdad. The town has a population of about 100,000 inhabitants and has been under ISIS control since 2014.
Near Kirkuk, two strikes engaged two ISIL tactical units; destroyed a logistic node and a vehicle. -- Near Kisik, a strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit; destroyed an ISIL checkpoint, a supply cache, and a bunker.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi attends a news conference in Kirkuk, Iraq, October 14, 2016. Reuters/Ako Rasheed/File Photo.
Kirkuk, Iraq - Islamic State militants usually speak to the media through their propaganda machine against a backdrop of bombs, mortars and sniper fire.
Many new housing units, mini cities, hotels and malls could be seen in Kirkuk as the security improves, despite the fact that ISIS is still holding Hawija, some 55 km west of Kirkuk, mainly thanks to new security measures introduced by the local ...
The Islamic State (Daesh) abducted 385 civilians late Thursday, including women and children, in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a senior Iraqi Army official told Anadolu Agency. "The security sources have confirmed that Daesh stopped 260 civilians ...
Mithaq was such a man. A farmer with only a sixth-grade education, he says of the so-called Islamic State: "I thought they were the real Muslim caliphate.
We we run mobile health clinic projects in the newly liberated areas around Sinjar, such as Borek village and our teams are also active in the southern governorate of Kirkuk, where we operate 4 mobile clinics. In 2016 we expanded our operations in ...
Near Kirkuk, a strike engaged an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL-held buildings. -- Near Kisik, a strike engaged two ISIL tactical units and destroyed a supply cache and damaged a tunnel.
4, Mustafa began the trip to Kirkuk to visit Rosol. It was a difficult journey. Without special permission, Arabs like him are barred from entering Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, and the most direct route to Kirkuk. The Kurds fear Sunni ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) The self-proclaimed Islamic State group abducted 385 persons fleeing from Hawija District, southwest of Kirkuk, a source told Alsumaria News on Thursday. The source said, "Members of the Islamic State abducted 260 persons near ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - Kirkuk police said they have arrested four ISIS militants disguised as refugees in a raid.
A fighter of peshmerga, military forces of the autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan, was wounded by three shots during the Daesh offensive on Kirkuk, and already lost all hope to survive when he was found by the Iraqi Kurdistan representative to Russia ...


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