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Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A Yemeni militant with the Islamic State in charge of executing women was killed by unknown attackers in southwestern Kirkuk, a security source in the province was quoted saying Sunday. Ikhnews quoted the source saying that the ...
On Saturday night, the Islamic State (IS) attacked peshmerga front lines south of Kirkuk's Khurmatu town but were thwarted in their attempts to cross the lines.
"The Iraqi government has not responded to our repeated demands to speed up the liberation of the town from IS militants," Najimuldin Karim, governor of Kirkuk said. "The decision of any military action in the town is in the hands of Abadi, and until ...
How do you rebuild a country deeply divided by years of war? That's the question the people of Iraq need to answer. Divisions have been exacerbated by the violence of the Islamic State group, especially against Yazidis and Christians.
Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Internal wrangles between Islamic State members in Kirkuk have left one senior area ruler dead, an official was quoted saying on Thursday as the province awaits liberation of IS havens.
The local government in Kirkuk raised the Kurdistan flag alongside the Iraqi one over the Kirkuk governorate building in April after a vote by the Provincial Council.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) told senators during a hearing that the question of independence for the Kurdistan Region is to be expected, adding that resolving disagreements over the Kirkuk oil will be ...
Sulaimani - Kirkuk Governor Najmadin Karim said on Wednesday (May 24) that he believes Hawija will become the "capital of the Islamic State" as the Iraqi government hasn't launched an operation to regain the district from the militants.
Stewart cited Kirkuk as a particularly sensitive issue between Erbil and Baghdad. Addressing the issues of ownership of the Kirkuk oil fields and the revenues associated with them, along with control of the city, will be a "significant political ...
Also, authorities of Kirkuk indicated their willingness to take part in the planned referendum on the future status of the KR-I [Kurdistan Region - Iraq]," he said.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants executed on Monday nine men from Hawija district and areas in its vicinity over collaboration with security services, security source was quoted as saying.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - Beshiktas, a Turkish football club, has opened its first football academy in Kirkuk for the province's Turkmen club, becoming the first such sports facility opened by the club in Iraq.
In recent weeks, the already complicated politics around the Iraqi city of Kirkuk have been further inflamed by the decision of Kirkuk Governor Najmaddin Karim to raise the flag of the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) over government buildings in ...
Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State militants executed a young man in Kirkuk for collaborating with Iraqi security forces, a security source was quoted saying on Thursday.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Islamic State (IS) militants on Thursday attacked peshmerga front lines in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk, but were thwarted as Peshmerga forces killed several of the jihadists, according to a Kurdistan24 ...
In urban areas of both governorates, UNHCR has undertaken the rehabilitation of collective centres and unfinished buildings, and is currently improving 117 unfinished houses in Kirkuk city for 1,500 IDPs. About 25,000 IDPs from Hawiga are living in ...
Members of the security forces of the Kurdish Patriotic Union Of Kurdistan guard the main gate of the Iraqi North oil company in March.
Kirkuk Provincial Council recently raised the KRG flag alongside the Iraqi flag at local institutions and insisted on the use of Kurdish alongside Arabic.
Turkmen parties will submit a proposal to the Iraqi government on how to govern majority-Turkmen areas, including calls to give the northern city of Kirkuk a "special status", an Iraqi Turkmen leader said Tuesday. "Turkmen parties met today [Tuesday ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Sunni Arabs from Kirkuk on Monday called on the federal government of Iraq to arm 6,000 volunteers who are ready to free Hawija from the Islamic State (IS).
Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Politicians and locals' pressures have mounted on the Iraqi government to carry out a security campaign to drive out Islamic State militants from the town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk. Aljournal News website quoted Ahmed ...
That mission took place when Iraqi security forces were fighting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters outside Kirkuk, Iraq in November 2015. All in all, 17 bombs out of the 606 dropped went off course during the 16-month Canadian air ...
Kirkuk - A month has passed since a ban was implemented by the Kirkuk administration to stop the entry of displaced people into the city, despite pressure from international organizations.
So the balance of power in Iraq is so delicate right now that when a new flag goes up, it causes ripples around the region. And that's what happened in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. It's a multi-ethnic city. Kurdish leaders in the north and Arab ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Islamic State (IS) on Sunday attacked peshmerga front lines in northern Kirkuk but were thwarted as soldiers killed three jihadists according to a Kurdistan24 correspondent. IS attempted to cross a Peshmerga ...
The war on ISIS has emboldened Iraq's Kurds to take a provocative step - raising their flag above the disputed, multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk. The flag raising has caused ripples around the region. DAVID GREENE, HOST: So the balance of power in Iraq is ...
ERBIL - Kurdish security forces in Kirkuk and Erbil announced on Wednesday (May 10) that they had arrested three people over suspected drug trafficking offenses.
One policeman was killed late Wednesday when an armed individual shot at him north of Kirkuk, a security source said on Thursday.
Iraqi premier claims members of Kurdish police were involved, raising prospect of political motives behind the May 2 attack.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Tuesday expressed concern over the display of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) posters and banners in neighborhoods of the Kurdistan Region's Kirkuk Province. Following ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claims that a number of policemen from Sulaimani murdered a high ranking official from the ...
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has expressed concern over the display of PKK terror group posters and banners in northern Kirkuk city, saying the move could lead to a new conflict in the region. Speaking at a news conference in the capital Baghdad on ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) flags along with those of jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan were seen on Sunday raised in one of the neighborhoods of the Kurdistan Region's Kirkuk Province. The flags were ...
"The PKK concentration in Tuz Khurmatu and Daqoq at first and then in Kirkuk, under the pretext of being a civil society organization, raises great concerns among Iraq's Turkmen components," he said, adding that, "The PKK is active in central Kirkuk ...
Human Rights Watch accused authorities of the Kurdistan Regional government of Kirkuk, of forcing the displaced Sunni Turkmen to leave the city and called on them to "stop annoying them.
Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) authorities in Kirkuk are forcing internally displaced Sunni Turkmen to leave the city, Human Rights Watch said today.
"The concentration of PKK in Tuz Khurmatu and Daqoq at first and then in Kirkuk under the pretext of being a civil society organization, poses great concern for Iraq's Turkmen component," he said, adding: "The PKK is active in central Kirkuk with the ...
In addition, two of the militants died when they detonated their vests at the entrance to the K1 base overnight, and three more were killed by Kurdish peshmerga forces who control the Kirkuk area where it is situated. "They were wearing uniforms like ...
(Beirut) - Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) authorities in Kirkuk are forcing internally displaced Sunni Turkmen to leave the city, Human Rights Watch said today.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Islamic State (IS) on Sunday attacked peshmerga front lines in northern Kirkuk but were thwarted as soldiers killed three jihadists according to a Kurdistan24 correspondent. IS attempted to cross a Peshmerga ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) flags along with those of jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan were seen on Sunday raised in one of the neighborhoods of the Kurdistan Region's Kirkuk Province. The flags were ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - A spokesman for the Kirkuk Security (Asayish) Department on Sunday denied allegations made by Human Rights Watch (HRW) that the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) authorities in Kirkuk are forcing ...
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Two Kurdish fighters and five Islamic State members were killed Sunday in an attack by the extremist group on the Kiwan military base, northeast of Kirkuk. Shafaaq news website quoted an officer at Asayish, Kurdistan's police ...
Iraqi forces backed by a US-led coalition are fighting to dislodge ISIL from Mosul, 140km northwest of Kirkuk, but large pockets of territory remain under the group's control, including Hawija, which is near the targeted base.
Kirkuk - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has formed a committee to investigate the security situation in the city of Kirkuk, where assassinations and ...
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - On Friday, an improvised explosive device (IED) in the south of Kirkuk Province killed a peshmerga officer and wounded two other soldiers.
They were making their way back to a peshmerga base as the bomb went off.
Kirkuk - A peshmerga commander on board a vehicle hit by a roadside bomb at the Tuz Khurmatu frontlines died on Friday (May 5).
A photo shows a young man whose hair is shaved off by the Kirkuk police for allegedly drinking alcohol in public places and harassing pedestrians.


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