Posts Tagged ‘kirkuk’

Kirkuk on fire: Ethnicity, oil, and sovereignty light the flames

SEP 13, 2023 What began as a localized political pact to help fix relations between Baghdad and Erbil has spiraled into renewed ethnic turmoil in Kirkuk and a resurgence of Kurdish independence aspirations. Ahmed al-Rubaie An agreement reached between the governments of Baghdad and Erbil to relocate the Iraqi army from its headquarters in Kirkuk […]

Iraq: Kirkuk blast kills at least 9 police officers 

A bomb blast near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk has killed at least 9 federal police officers and left several others injured today, according to reports citing security sources. According to Iran's Mehr news agency, the death toll has since risen to 12, including two high-ranking officers. The blast targeted a police convoy southwest of […]

Netanyahu Very Upset with Iraqi Forces Capturing Kirkuk, Takes Action to Reclaim Oil

UN Security Council expressed concern about situation in Kirkuk

nsnbc : The United Nations’ Security Council, on Wednesday, expressed concern over recent reports of violence in and near the city of Kirkuk in […]

Iraqi military and Hashd seize Kirkuk and oil fields from Kurdish Peshmerga

nsnbc : Armed clashes, posturing and positioning continues between Kurdish Peshmerga and Iraqi military and security forces as well as Iranian-backed, predominantly Shia Hashd […]

Iraqi PM Appoints Arab Acting Governor for Kirkuk

Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has assigned Deputy Governor of Kirkuk Rakan Saeed al-Jobouri to run the city until a new governor is chosen in accordance with the local municipals’ elections, parliamentarian Jasim Mohamed Jafaar told al-Sumaria TV on Monday. Al-Jobouri is the first Arab governor in Kirkuk since 2003, according to Iraqi media reports. […]

Kirkuk wells under Iraqi Federal Gov’t control

IRNA – Iraqi forces captured Lilan region, Baba Gurgur oil wells, and the headquarters of the North Oil Company (NOC), northwest of Kirkuk. Iraq’s army said in a statement that they have gained control of K1 airbase, N Kirkuk, too. The statement also demanded that all state employees, especially security forces, such as police forces, […]

Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga

The “attack” on Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk by Iraqi troops is “a flagrant declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan,” the Peshmerga General Command said in a statement, as cited by Rudaw. Baghdad sends military to take control of Kirkuk from Kurds The Peshmerga described Baghdad’s move as “retaliation against the right of the people to […]

Turkey ready to get involved in Iraq – Kurdistan war using PKK in Kirkuk as pretext

nsnbc : The government of Turkey has expressed its readiness to cooperate with the federal government of Iraq in Iraq’s Kurdistan Autonomous Region (KAR) […]

No evidence that Iraq plans to attack Kirkuk or other areas in Kurdistan: U.S. Maj. Gen. Robert P. White

nsnbc : U.S. Maj. Gen. Robert P. White, the top U.S. ground commander leading the anti-Islamic State coalition in Iraq on Thursday said he has […]

Iraq authorises troop deployment in Kirkuk

Of the many controversial elements surrounding this week’s Kurdish separatist referendum in Iraq, the inclusion of the oil rich region of Kirkuk was among the most controversial. Kirkuk has never been a part of autonomous Kurdish regions in Iraq, but in spite of this, the secessionist Kurdish leaders included Kirkuk in areas where […]

Iraq launches offensive to retake ISIS stronghold Hawija near Kirkuk

“At the dawn of a new day, we announce the launch of the first stage of the liberation of Hawija, in accordance with our commitment to our people to liberate all Iraqi territory and eradicate groups that support terror,” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said in a Thursday statement, as quoted by AFP. READ MORE: Iraq plans […]

Iranian-backed Iraqi Shi’ite militia leader threatens war if Kirkuk joins Kurdistan in referendum

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Iraq’s Shi’ite, Iranian-backed Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces, threatened on Friday that should Kirkuk […]

Iran warns officials in Kirkuk over decision to join Kurdistan independence referendum

nsnbc : The Foreign Ministry of Iran, on Wednesday, warned officials from Iraq’s Kirkuk province that Tehran views the decision to have the province […]

Iran – Iraq discuss Kirkuk – Iran pipeline amidst uncertainties about Kurdistan

nsnbc : Iran and Iraq have strengthened ties between the two countries’ energy sectors, including the possible construction of a pipeline to export Kirkuk’s […]

US Republican Senator urges Obama to counter Iran’s influence in region

US Republican Senator John McCain says President Barack Obama must end diplomatic overtures to Iran and develop a new strategy to combat Tehran’s influence in the region. Hawkish Republican Sen. McCain made the remarks in a statement on Monday. His statement came amid media reports that Iran has conducted a medium-range ballistic missile test, Something Iran denied. McCain said: […]

Driver Dodges Incoming TOW Anti-Tank Missile

A pick-up driver remains cool under TOW anti-tank missile attack. Sputnik reports: The driver of this white pick-up truck showed impressive calmness when he managed to dodge a TOW missile headed to his vehicle. The driver waited until the very last second before moving his car so the missile hit the nearby building. LiveLeak Channel […]

Tehran condemns terror act in Parachinar of Pakistan

Tehran, Dec 14, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari on Monday condemned terror act in Parachinar of Pakistan, which killed or injured a number of Pakistani Muslims. ‘Terrorists want to disrupt peace and stability in Pakistan,’ said Ansari, adding that the aim of such measures is materializing the ugly intentions of the enemies […]

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