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Kirkuk ( Three people were killed and injured in a bomb blast, southwest of Kirkuk province, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday. Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “a bomb, went off at al-Humeira crossroads in al-Rashad town, southwest of Kirkuk.
Kirkuk ( Three Islamic State members were killed in confrontations with security troops, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source from the province said on Thursday. Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “armed confrontations occurred between the Federal Police and al-Hashd ...

Kirkuk ( Four Iraqi policemen were wounded on Thursday in an attack by Islamic State militants in Kirkuk province, according to a security source. The source told Alsumaria News that a Federal Police patrol became under fire from Islamic State militants in Theybat, al-Rashad, southwest of ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The KRG has begun paying Kurdish teachers in Kirkuk as of Monday and under the salary-saving system. ... teachers and employees of more than 400 schools and 30 kindergartens will be paid their salaries,” Sherzad Rashid Kaka, the supervisor of Kurdish education in Kirkuk, told Rudaw.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Muqtada al-Sadr, an influential Shia cleric in Iraq, has ordered the deployment of the Saraya al-Salam militia group to protect the Kirkuk-Baghdad road, an Iraqi Member of Parliament revealed on Saturday. Saraya al-Salam, previously known as the al-Mahdi Army, is a Shia faction ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraqi forces and Iran-backed Hashd al-Shaabi militias launched a military campaign on Saturday to pursue members of the Islamic State (IS) near the town of Tuz Khurmatu, 78 kilometers south of Kirkuk. The operation comes after increased IS activity in the area, including ...

BAGHDAD — For the first time since 2005, Kirkuk governorate in Iraq will hold elections Dec. 22 to select its local governing council. Parliament included the multiethnic province of the Kurds, Arabs and Turkmens in the provincial election law approved March 3. The decision follows an agreement among ...
Kirkuk ( Iraqi security forces on Thursday foiled an attempted bombing of a Shia rituals facility and killed the attacker in Kirkuk province, a commander was quoted saying. Maan al-Saadi, an army commander in charge of the recent security campaign against remnant Islamic State cells in ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An Iraqi counterterrorism unit in Kirkuk has asked the families of Peshmerga fighters killed in the war against ISIS to remove the ... The Kurdistan flag was hoisted, albeit in a position lower than the Iraqi standard, on the castle of Kirkuk during Newroz celebrations in the city.
Kirkuk ( Islamic State militants killed a tribal fighter in an overnight attack in Kirkuk province, a security source was quoted saying on Tuesday. A member of the so-called “Tribal Mobilization” forces was killed by the militants when they staged an attack on his patrol in Bajwan village, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Iraq will begin the export of crude oil from fields in Kirkuk Province to Iran in the next two weeks, the head of the Iraqi state-oil marketer SOMO said on Tuesday. In an official statement, SOMO head Alaa al-Yasiri said Iraq would begin exporting oil from fields north of Kirkuk to Iran “in ...
Kirkuk ( Two civilians were wounded as a mortar missile was shot in southwest of Kirkuk province, a security source was quoted saying on Monday. “A mortar missile fell on one of the main streets in Hawija town, west of Kirkuk, leaving two civilians wounded,” the source said. “Security troops ...
MEDIA reports on 13 March stated that two people had been wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED), emplaced on a motorcycle by unidentified militants, detonated near the residence of a member of the Kirkuk Governorate Council in Tisin neighbourhood in Iraq's Kirkuk province on an earlier ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Kurdish Member of the Iraqi Parliament on Monday warned that the Islamic State (IS) was regrouping in the disputed province of Kirkuk as a wave of attacks in recent weeks has killed dozens. Kurdish MP Shakhawan Abdullah said Kirkuk was no longer safe ...
Kirkuk ( Five personnel of the pro-government troops were killed as an armed attack targeted them, southwest of Kirkuk, a security source said on Sunday. Speaking to AlSumaria News, the source said, “Islamic State members set up an armed ambush near Dugheila village, located between ...
Baghdad ( The Iraqi military has denied news circulated by media channels over blowing up a Sufi Shrine, southeast of Daquq in Kirkuk. In a statement on Sunday, the Security Media Center said “what was circulated by media channels that Islamic State blew up a Sufi shrine in Tal Hama, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Islamic State (IS) published a video on Saturday of the group executing Iraqi security members who were kidnapped on the Kirkuk – Baghdad road despite Iraqi authorities declaring they had secured the area with checkpoints, and regular patrols. The video shows eight ...

The future of this city will be concluded based on Article 140. We have talked about a joint military administration because the current force in Kirkuk, in our point of view, is from one ethnicity and one sect, and consequently will become a sectarian force,” Rebwar Taha, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Three bomb blasts went off in two different areas of Kirkuk on Saturday, wounding six, according to officials. ... Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) and Shiite paramilitaries Hashd al-Shaabi are to be deployed on the main Kirkuk-Baghdad road following the reported killing of a number of ...
A bomb exploded near a group of Turkmen celebrating the annual Nevruz spring festival on Friday in Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk, according to a local police source. “A bomb planted in downtown Kirkuk went off as local Turkmen were celebrating the Nevruz holiday,” Police Captain Hamed al-Obeidi told ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Islamic State (IS) has announced responsibility for an attack which targeted a bus carrying two families on the main road between Kirkuk and Baghdad about two days ago. Earlier in the week, gunmen raided a fake checkpoint on the road to the town of Daquq, between ...
Twenty one people, including children, were killed and injured in an attack that targeted two families, south of Kirkuk. Islamic State continues to launch sporadic attacks across Iraq against troops. Security reports indicate that the militant group still poses threat against stability in the country. A total of 91 Iraqi ...
SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq — For the last four months, as Kurds and the central government in Baghdad have been busy with their toxic rivalry over the Kurdistan independence referendum and over control of disputed territories, including Kirkuk, the Islamic State (IS) propaganda channels on the messaging app ...
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) - A warrant was issued for the arrest of a commander of elite Iraqi SWAT forces and 20 of his subordinates in Kirkuk, a security source told Kurdistan 24 on Tuesday. According to the source, they are charged with terrorism for crimes including robbery, home invasion, and orchestrating both car ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Is it impossible to hold a free and fair vote in “occupied” Kirkuk or will boycotting the election in the disputed province damage the Kurdish cause by leaving the Kurdish population without representation in Baghdad? The two traditional ruling Kurdish parties stand on opposite ...
At one home Al-Monitor stopped by along the way, a family that had returned from Kirkuk shortly after the area was liberated spoke about the hope that their girls would be able to continue their education after high school and noted that schools are open in the area and that security is good near the Fatha ...
Ankara stated Kerim was on the Kirkuk-Baghdad highway on Thursday evening when his chauffer was wounded by unknown gunmen. The driver is now recovering. Turkey calls on relevant Iraqi authorities to take the necessary steps as soon as possible as there has been an "intensification and increasing ...
Kirkuk ( Five civilians, including a woman, were killed in an armed attack, west of Kirkuk, a local source said on Sunday. “A group of gunmen, believed to be members of Islamic State, attacked a village in al-Riyad town in Hawija, leaving five civilians, including a woman, killed,” the source ...
Kirkuk ( A security personnel was killed, while two others were wounded in an ambush launched by Islamic State members, northwest of Kirkuk, a security source from the province said on Monday. Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, “IS members set up an ambush to trap Tribal ...
Kirkuk ( Twenty one people, including children, were killed and injured in an attack that targeted two families, south of Kirkuk, a source from Tuz Khurmatu hospital said on Tuesday. Speaking to Baghdad Today website, the source said, “the death toll of the attack have reached six victims, ...
Kirkuk ( Fierce confrontations occurred between Islamic State members and Federal Police troops, south of Kirkuk province, an informed security source from the province said on Wednesday. Speaking to Shafaq News, the source said IS members attacked, early today, Federal Police forces ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Fearing the presence of ISIS in southern Kirkuk, Kurdish people from Daquq have abandoned their village homes because Iraqi forces are present only inside cities and the larger towns in southern and western Kirkuk, and Hashd al-Shaabi cannot function as a counterterror ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – An unknown attacker targeted a vehicle of the Iraqi Counter-Terror forces in Kirkuk with a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG), leading to an exchange of fire between the attacker ... No casualties have been reported according to Afrasiaw Kamil Waisi, spokesperson for Kirkuk police.
Kurdish security officials in Erbil say they are ready to unilaterally reopen the KRG capital road to Kirkuk if Baghdad insists on maintaining its blockade. ... the provinces of the Kurdistan Region and those of Iraq, a security official in Erbil said they are ready to open the Erbil-Kirkuk and Erbil-Makhmour roads, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – Islamic State (IS) militants late Sunday night killed 27 Iraqi fighters after a convoy of the Iranian-backed Shia Hashd al-Shaabi (PMF) militias was ambushed in the oil-rich and ethnically diverse province of Kirkuk, a statement announced on Monday. The statement posted on the ...
KIRKUK – A car loaded with explosive was confiscated on Saturday (February 17) by Kirkuk police on the main road between Erbil and the province, spokesman for police said. Afrasiaw Kaml said in a statement that SWAT teams from Kirkuk police had received intelligence alert about the bomb-laden car ...
BAGHDAD, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- The Iraqi Interior Ministry Saturday said that the security forces thwarted the smuggling of an ancient antiquity and cultural manuscripts valued 13 million U.S. dollars and arrested the suspected smugglers. Acting on intelligence reports, the security forces raided a house in the ...
They want the festival be able to restore the spirit of theatre art in Kirkuk. "After four months of the events in Kirkuk, this is the first time we are performing on the streets," said one actress. "We are the first group doing this. People are often in a state of fear as Kirkuk's security situation is different than before.
Iraqi forces enter Kirkuk's military airport after they reclaimed it from Peshmerga forces Oct. 16, 2017. Photo: AFP. ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – A weapons depot at Kirkuk's military airport caught fire following an electrical problem, a police official confirmed. “A fire broke out outside the storage site and later ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The Iraqi government has given political parties and officials of Kirkuk one month to proportion out government posts with ... We believe that it is necessary for Kurds to organize themselves," Sheikh Sadiq, head of Kurdistan Communist Party's office in Kirkuk, told Rudaw.
An Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF) officer and his family got injured in an armed attack on late Tuesday in Kirkuk city, according to security sources. “Kirkuk's Bulava village representative for ITF Ahmad Bulavali and his family were attacked in their car by unknown assailants and three people were injured in the ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Iraqi Federal Government has asked British giant BP Energy to help boost production in oil fields in Kirkuk – which are now under the control of Baghdad as a result of the Oct. 16 attack and takeover by Iraqi forces – according to Oil Minister Jabbar al-Luaibi. The Minister ...
After in January media reported that the Iraqi government had invited BP to carry out a feasibility study on increasing production from the oil fields in the area around the northern city of Kirkuk, AFP quoted the Iraqi Energy Minister Jabbar al-Luiebi as saying he hoped to discuss the issue with Bob Dudley, ...
At least 19 Turkmen have been murdered in Iraq's Kirkuk province within the last four months, Iraqi Turkmen leaders said Thursday. Ershad Salihi, president of the Iraqi Turkmen Front (ITF), which represents Iraq's Turkmen minority, voiced concern over the increasingly frequent attacks on members of ...
T he Iranian Oil Pipeline and Telecommunications Company is ready to transfer crude oil from Iraq's Kirkuk to the Persian Gulf region, the company's managing director said. "As per an agreement between Tehran and Baghdad, as many as 30,000 to 60,000 barrels of crude per day will be swapped from the ...
Facing rising crime, Kurdish leaders and residents in Kirkuk report a security vacuum in Kurdish neighbourhoods of the city since it was taken over by Iraqi ... Kurds feel unsafe going out at night, fearing theft, killing, or abduction, Rudaw discovered in an investigative report on the situation in Kirkuk more ...
“Mr. Minister reiterated that the establishment of the Kirkuk refinery is a good first step for investment in the refinery sector to cover internal demand in the province and ... “The signing of the contract complements the efforts of the ministry to develop the oil industry in the Kirkuk province,” Luaibi added.
Iraqi forces launched an operation to consolidate control over the territory near the border with Iran. It will be used for the transit of Iraqi oil, the military stated, stressing concern over the mountainous area, where two armed groups are active. Iraq signed an agreement with Iran for the supply of oil from Kirkuk ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – The Federal Supreme Court of Iraq on Monday declared it cannot rule on the legality of the Kurdistan national flag being flown in the disputed province of Kirkuk, while a Kurdish official affirmed the ruling is in favor of the symbolic Kurdish act. Rebwar Talabani, the head of Kirkuk ...
Kirkuk ( Three Islamic State members were killed as the paramilitary troops launched an offensive in villages in southwest of Kirkuk, the media service reported. “Based on intelligence information, the second brigade of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) and the Federal ...


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