Kirkuk

Type: City
Name: Kirkuk
Country: Iraq
Latitude: 35.470001
Longitude: 44.41
population: 601,442
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 2 reports

US mulls drone strikes against Iraq militants

Militants have seized the Iraqi city of Tikrit as a militant offensive sweeps closer to Baghdad, prompting the UN Security Council to convene crisis talks Thursday while the US mulls air strikes on the rebels.The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ... [Published Middle East Eye - 8 hours ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

AID TO DISPLACED, 10 DECISIVE DAYS

The objective on a humanitarian operation begun today in northern Iraq is to bring aid to half a million people, forced to leave their homes without anything by ongoing fighting, said to MISNA representatives of the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission ... [Published Misna - 8 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Video: Kirkuk residents discuss Kurdish takeover of the city

Kirkuk remains under the control of the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, after they successfully defended the city against an assault by Sunni militant groups.Kurds have for centuries coveted the oil-rich area - and Iraqi Kurds have long aspired to have the ... [Published Middle East Eye - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Kirkuk, Takeover, Kurds
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Iraq: Insurers increase political risk premiums

Insurer Clements Worldwide said the threat of violence due to the presence of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northern Iraq has prompted insurers to increase political risk premiums, reports Middle East Insurance Review citing news website Qu ... [Published Business Insurance - 10 hours ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

Scores killed as military and police go the polls in Iraq

Attacks including a spate of suicide bombings killed 57 people on Monday as soldiers and policemen cast their votes in Iraq's first parliamentary election since US troops withdrew.At least 11 policemen were  also killed in two attacks that targeted polling ... [Published Middle East Eye - 17 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Head of Obeid clans: We are ready to fight (IS) if we are supplied with weapons

KIRKUK / NINA / Sheikh Anwar Al-Asi head of the Obeidi clans confirmed that the sons of his clan are ready to fight the Islamic State organization, if they get help from the Iraqi army and Peshmerga forces.Al-Asi said in a statement to the National Iraqi ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - 15 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 3 reports

Iraq Kurds cling to Kirkuk as they eye independence

Iraqi Kurds may take advantage of the current security situation in Iraq and "establish once and for all a separate Kurdistan," said a former general who commanded US Marines and British forces in the 2003 US-led invasion.US General James Conway also ... [Published Middle East Eye - 16 hours ago]
Entities: Kurds, Iraq, Kirkuk
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Eleven policemen and civilians killed and wounded in two IEDs explosion in Kirkuk

KIRKUK / NINA / A police officer and a civilian were killed and nine, police and civilians, were injured in explosion of two bombs downtown Kirkuk on Wednesday August 20.A security source told the National Iraqi News Agency/ NINA /: "The officer (first ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - 17 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

A leading figure in (PUK) escapes assassination attempt

KIRKUK / NINA / A leading figure in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) escaped an assassination attempt by detonating a bomb targeted his convoy northwest of Kirkuk, 35 km today.A security source in the Kurdish security told the National Iraqi News ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Iraqi forces launch major push to retake Tikrit: officials (AFP)

AFP Iraqi forces launch major push to retake Tikrit: officialsKirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraqi government troops and allied militiamen launched a major operation on Tuesday to retake the city of Tikrit from Sunni militants, senior officials said."The Iraqi ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

Da'ish Kirkuk Wali killed in air strike

8/19/2014 6:10 PM BAGHDAD/ Aswat al-Iraq: Authorized military spokesman reported the killing of Da'ish Kirkuk Wali (Governor) in Jalawla' area.In a press statement, the spokesman added that an air strike was directed to a terrorist gathering center, where ... [Published Aswat al Iraq - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

A senior terrorist killed in Jalawla

BAGHDAD / NINA / The security forces killed a Chechen terrorist and the so called Wali of state of Kirkuk in an air strike targeted the dens of terrorists in Jalula.A security source said in a press statement today that "the intelligence that we had ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - Aug 19 2014]

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"We’re continuing the operations within the missions of protecting US personnel and facilities, Iraqi critical infrastructure and the civilian population" said a US defense official
Following recent events in the vicinity of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq ( "KRI'), Genel Energy plc can confirm that the Taq Taq and Tawke fields remain safe and secure. Operations there are unaffected, with combined gross production from both fields averaging c.230,000 bopd this week."
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US was committed to "working with the Iraqi government and leaders across Iraq to support a unified approach against ISIL's continued aggression"
"Defense and Interior ministries approved joining of 15,000 volunteers from the tribes into Iraqi army troops for the ongoing fight" said Sabah Kerhot, head of Anbar provincial council

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15,000 Sunni tribesmen to join Iraqi forces to ... [Published World Bulletin - 10 hours ago]
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IS: 'world's richest terror group' - in 60 seconds [Published Telegraph - 15 hours ago]
Iraq Kurds cling to Kirkuk as they eye independ... [Published Middle East Eye - 16 hours ago]
Kurds battle IS's clever propaganda, unrelentin... [Published ABC Online - 16 hours ago]
Eleven policemen and civilians killed and wound... [Published National Iraq News Agency - 17 hours ago]
Iraqi Baathists wage 'campaign of assassination... [Published Middle East Eye - 17 hours ago]
Israel: 'democratic' Kurdistan to be independen... [Published Middle East Eye - 17 hours ago]
Scores killed as military and police go the pol... [Published Middle East Eye - 17 hours ago]
Iraq: Political risk insurance premiums soar [Published Asian Insurance Directory - 22 hours ago]
Iraq: Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2 - Fi... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 23 hours ago]
Today's Headlines and the Great War [Published Huffington Post - Aug 20 2014]
Tough task of salvaging Iraq [Published Arab News - Aug 19 2014]
Salvaging Iraq [Published Jordan Times - Aug 19 2014]
Iraq: Aid for Iraqi refugees: Protection and ba... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
Da'ish Kirkuk Wali killed in air strike [Published Aswat al Iraq - Aug 19 2014]
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Iraq: Saudi Arabia supports WHO's response to t... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 4 hours ago]
Source: World Health OrganizationCountry: Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic 20 August 2014, Erbil - Humanitarian health services in Iraq have received a much-needed boost through a $US 49 million grant provided by Saudi Arabia to WHO for its response ...
Obama’s hard choices: Islamic State or just ter... [Published The Moderate Voice - 6 hours ago]
President Barack Obama will have to act more forcefully and quickly in both Iraq and Syria if he does decide to take the fight to the Islamic State to preempt a barbaric fortress of anti-Western terrorists. James Foley’s gruesome beheading underscores ...
Iraq: Iraq Complex Emergency Fact Sheet #2 - Fi... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 23 hours ago]
Source: US Agency for International DevelopmentCountry: Iraq, United States of America HIGHLIGHTS Escalating insecurity in northern Iraq triggers massive population displacement, causing as many as 200,000 people to flee to Dohuk Governorate in ...
Iraq: Aid for Iraqi refugees: Protection and ba... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
Source: Swiss Agency for Development and CooperationCountry: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic In December 2014, another armed conflict started in Iraq’s Anbar province, before rapidly spreading to central and northern Iraq. Large segments of the civilian population ...
Iraq: UNHCR in major new humanitarian aid push ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 19 2014]
Source: UN High Commissioner for RefugeesCountry: Iraq, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, United Arab Emirates In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR is this week launching one of its largest aid pushes aimed at helping ...
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Warm welcome in Kirkuk for convoy of Kurdish fi... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 10 2014]
Eight wounded in Kirkuk attack [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 10 2014]
Suicide bomber kills six in Kurdish-held Iraqi ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 25 2014]
Kurdish forces repel ISIL near Kirkuk [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 20 2014]
Fierce fighting in Kirkuk [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 18 2014]
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Iraqi turmoil casts cloud over crude oil and st... [Published Platts - News - Jun 17 2014]
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