Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gains

World Oct 16, 2017

Iraq says vast areas taken from Kurds in Kirkuk, Kurds deny gains

Iraqi government forces took control of "vast areas" in the region of Kirkuk, including oil fields west of the city, in the early hours of Monday, Iraqi state TV said, but the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) disputed the assertions. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi gave ...

Kurdish forces attack Islamic State west of Kirkuk

World Mar 10, 2015

Kurdish forces attack Islamic State west of Kirkuk

Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants back from the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Monday, in an advance backed by heavy airstrikes from a U.S.-led coalition. Speaking to a local television channel near the frontline, Kirkuk Gov. Najmaldin Karim, who was wearing ...