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Kirkuk provincial Governor, Najm al-Din Karim (C), visits victims, who were injured in attacks carried out by ISIS, at a hospital in the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk on October 24, 2016. AFP / Marwan IBRAHIM. RSS; Follow; email; Print; Share. Reuters.

Armed civilians in Kirkuk patrol the city after deadly ISIS attack. Although ... They disguised themselves as refugees and mingled with the coming refugees that are from Kirkuk," said an armed civilian, referring to the attacks Friday in which dozens ...

Attack in Iraq's Kirkuk over, 74 ISIS fighters killed: governor. Iraqi Kurdish security forces patrol a street in the southern suburbs of Kirkuk on Oct. 22, 2016, after gunmen attacked the city. / AFP / Marwan IBRAHIM. RSS; Follow; email; Print; Share ...
Kirkuk, 100 km southeast of Mosul, has been controlled by Kurdish forces since the Iraqi Army retreated from advancing IS forces in 2014.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - A Kurdish man with a bullet proof BMW saved the lives of 70 people who were wounded in heavy clashes against ISIS militants in Kirkuk over the weekend. "In Kirkuk, together with a friend of mine, we were able to rush more than ...
The U.S.-led military coalition battling ISIS in Iraq has "definitively determined" that it did not carry out a deadly strike on a mosque last week, an official said Monday.
Kirkuk, Kurdistan Region - Five ISIS militants were arrested in Kirkuk on Monday as the provincial governor announced that at least 74 militants who had infiltrated the city and staged clashes with security forces and civilians were killed over the ...
Smoke rises as Kurdish forces take position at a site of an attack by ISIS militants in Kirkuk, Iraq, October 21, 2016. Reuters/Ako Rasheed.
October 23, 2016, 7:48 PM | CBS News joined a Kurdish SWAT team as they fought back ISIS militants in the city of Kirkuk on Friday.
Smoke rises as Kurdish forces take position at a site of an attack by ISIS militants in Kirkuk, Iraq, October 21, 2016. Reuters/Ako Rasheed.
ISIS was "able to take advantage of a security gap between Bashir and Daquq, and were able to bring their militants in their dozens to Tariq Factory, south of Kirkuk. And then the terrorists who numbered more than one hundred were transported to Kirkuk ...
Iraqi forces pushed into a town to the southeast of the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday after a wave of militant attacks in and around the northern city of Kirkuk set off more than 24 hours of heavy clashes, with ongoing skirmishes in some ...

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - The President of the Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani on Saturday released a statement on the Islamic State (IS) attack in Kirkuk, praising the role of civilians in the city for helping security forces. President ...
Kirkuk lies some 108 miles away from Mosul, considered to be the terror group's main stronghold in Iraq. The Iraqi government announced an operation to retake Mosul from Daesh, which is outlawed in many countries, on Monday and has been making rapid ...
Iran says it has recalled all its technicians and workers back from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk following an October 21 deadly attack by the extremist group Islamic State (IS).
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is also general commander of Iraqi forces, has ordered additional troops to Kirkuk to assist in clearing the remaining ISIS militants from the city, the Prime Minister's media office has announced on its ...
But a brazen, conventional military attack on the Kurdish city of Kirkuk Friday by dozens of ISIS fighters in uniform has spawned a series of running gun battles with security forces that continues as we write.
"It was expected that ISIS sleeper cells would make a move one day in Kirkuk now that the Mosul offensive has started and they want to boost their own morale this way," Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim told the Rudaw media agency on Friday. The Iraqi ...
The battle scenes and the sound of automatic gunfire in Kirkuk were reminiscent of the Islamic State's brazen march across northern Iraq two years ago, when Mosul and other cities were first seized by the group.
(CNN) The Iraqi city of Kirkuk has been hit by multiple attacks by ISIS fighters, sources said Friday. Images broadcast on local television showed what appeared to be dead or injured fighters on the street.
In a message sent out live on Rudaw TV Saturday morning, Governor of Kirkuk Najmaldin Karim said that ISIS militants launched a "well-planned" wide terrorist attack on his city on Friday.
Iraqi Official Says Islamic State Assault on Kirkuk Killed at Least 80 People, Mostly Security Forces. By The Associated Press.
Fighting has resumed for the second day in Kirkuk between security forces and a number of ISIS militants still hiding inside a school in the city.
At least 15 women have lost their lives and scores of other civilians have sustained injuries when fighter jets operated by the so-called US-led coalition struck a mourning procession in Iraq's oil-rich northern province of Kirkuk. Local official Amir ...
Daesh snipers have turned Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk into a ghost city amid an ongoing operation to oust the militant group from the city of Mosul.
"Russian reconnaissance pinpointed two jets conducting airstrikes on Daquq, located 30 kilometers to the south of Kirkuk, where, according to our data, there are no ISIS fighters," he added.
Islamic State fighters fought government forces in the city of Kirkuk for a second day on Saturday, defying repeated government claims to have secured the city, and drawing troops and focus from the frontline of the fight for Mosul.
In a separate incident, ISIS militants also attacked a government building in Dibis town, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Kirkuk on Friday. Twelve people were killed in the attack, including nine Iraqi employees and three Iranian ...
A number of ISIS militants launched an attack against a number of government and security buildings in Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday morning, leading to intense clashes with security forces.
Daesh terrorists launched several attacks against state institutions in the early hours of Friday across Kirkuk, an economically significant city governed by the Kurdistan Regional government (KRG) in Iraq, killing at least six security forces and 12 ...
ISIS have announced that it has broken into Kirkuk prison, the site of many detained terrorists, in which all were freed. This is a report corroborated by the Popular Mobilzation Units (PMU).
But a brazen, conventional military attack on the Kurdish city of Kirkuk Friday by dozens of ISIS fighters in uniform has spawned a series of running gun battles with security forces that continues as we write.
A senior Iranian diplomat says the Islamic Republic will bring its technicians back home from the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk following a deadly attack by Daesh Takfiri terrorists on a power station and other buildings near the city. Speaking to ...
Kirkuk, Iraq -- militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early on Friday in an assault quickly claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and likely aimed at ...
Daesh militants on Friday took three Turkmen families hostage in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk, according to a local Turkmen official.
Fighting between Islamic State (IS) group militants and Kurdish forces in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk continued on Friday.
An anti-terrorist operation by the peshmerga has begun in the southern sector of the city and will clear out by days end according to reports.
Iraqi news service Al- Samaria has reported that ISIS in southwest parts of Kirkuk province have allowed families to flee areas under their control in return for tributes paid in US dollars.
A Turkmen news broadcaster on Friday was killed by "Daesh gunmen" in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk, a local official said.
In a separate incident, ISIS militants also attacked a government building in Dibis town, about 40 kilometers (25 miles) northwest of Kirkuk on Friday. Twelve people were killed in the attack, including nine Iraqi employees and three Iranian ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan24) - Early on Friday, Islamic State (IS) launched multiple attacks inside and around Kirkuk province in southern Kurdistan Region, and they temporarily controlled several buildings inside the province. IS militants in ...
A local television station says one of its reporters was killed by a sniper while covering clashes in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, where Islamic State militants have been battling Kurdish security forces for several hours. The Turkmeneli TV ...
At least 12 ISIS militants were killed by security and police forces in Kirkuk Friday morning as the group launched a predawn surprise attack on multiple locations across the city, leading to hours of clashes with the security forces.
In this image made from video, smoke rises from a building where two militants are believed to be holed up, according to Rudaw TV, in Kirkuk, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around ...
At least 16 people have been killed in militant attacks on government-run facilities in Iraq's northern Province of Kirkuk, official sources say. Iraqi security sources said gunmen wearing explosive vests raided multiple government targets in Kirkuk ...


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