Kirkuk

Type: City
Name: Kirkuk
Country: Iraq
Latitude: 35.470001
Longitude: 44.41
population: 601,442
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 23 mins ago - 7 reports

Kurdish forces swiftly gaining ground

12:22 am Peshmerga fighters made progress in the town of Rabia near the Iraqi-Syrian border where they regained control of several villages, south of Kirkuk cityMosul (Iraq) : Kurdish fighters, known as the Peshmerga, launched an offensive against three ... [Published The Freepress Journal - 23 mins ago]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 28 mins ago - 3 reports

Kurds backed by coalition air strikes claw back territory claimed by Islamic State militants

Kurdish peshmerga troops backed by warplanes have made advances against the Islamic State group on three fronts in northern Iraq, reclaiming land they lost to the jihadists in recent months. Kurdish peshmerga troops backed by warplanes have made advances ... [Published ABC Radio Australia - 15 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 4 reports

Kurdish, Iraqi Forces Widen Offensive Against Islamic State

BAGHDAD | Kurdish fighters opened offensives Tuesday against Islamic State militants in several parts of northern Iraq, seizing control of a vital border crossing between Iraq and Syria that has been a major conduit for insurgents moving between the two ... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Kurds, ISIS face off on opposite sides of bridge

KIRKUK, IRAQ (CBS) - Some Arabs in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk said on Monday that discrimination against Arabs in the area was on the rise, and that some of their people were being excluded from the town."After the crisis happened again we kept going back ... [Published Live 5 WCSC - 8 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

Wave of attacks kills more than 40 across Iraq

BAGHDAD/KIRKUK: A wave of car bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 41 people Tuesday, including 22 in the capital Baghdad, officials said.No one claimed responsibility for the attacks, which mainly targeted Shiite areas and were likely ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Kirkuk economy plunges amid fears of terror attacks

Kirkuk, the Iraqi city that sits on top of some 10 billion barrels of oil, has witnessed a dramatic rise in terror attacks carried out by ISIL Takfiri militants. But that’s not the only burden borne by the people living there. In addition to the political ... [Published Press tv - 9 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Breaking News .. Imposing a comprehensive curfew in Kirkuk

KIRKUK / NINA / The security committee in Kirkuk province decided on Tuesday to impose a comprehensive curfew starts at midnight until further notice.A statement issued by the Security Committee, said that it decided to impose a curfew includes all vehicles, ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - 11 hours ago]
Entities: Kirkuk, Security
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 2 reports

Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

Reuters Middle East – 5 minutes ago* Tribal leader says one of Iraq's biggest tribes joins fight against Islamic State* Iraqi Kurds say they have retaken half the ground lost in early August* Fighters keep up siege on Syrian Kurdish city near Turkish ... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - 14 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 16 hours ago - 1 reports

Refugee influx fuels tension in Iraq's Kirkuk

World Bulletin / News DeskLife has been filled with hardship for tens of thousands of interally displaced Iraqi Arabs who have fled their homes from the ISIL onslaught to Kurdish-dominated regions of northern Iraq.Iraqi Kurds, who are also at war with ... [Published World Bulletin - 16 hours ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 7 reports

Kurd troops attack Daesh on three fronts

Peshmerga forces launch attacks near Syria border, Mosul and Kirkuk Arbil: Kurdish troops launched offensives against Daesh militant group on three fronts in northern Iraq on Tuesday, senior officers said.Troops struck before dawn against a town on the ... [Published Gulf News - 17 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Iraq Crisis: Kurdish Troops Launch Attack on Isis on Three Fronts

A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter keeps guard as his colleagues train before deploying to fight Islamic State militants, at a temporary military camp near the front line in Gwar, northern Iraq(Reuters)Kurdish troops have launched three separate offensives on ... [Published International Business Times UK - 20 hours ago]
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 22 hours ago - 1 reports

An extensive security operation starts, three villages south of Kirkuk freed from (IS) control

KIRKUK / NINA / A security source announced the launch of a wide security operation and freeing three villages south of Kirkuk from the Islamic State control.The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The security forces carried out an ... [Published National Iraq News Agency - 22 hours ago]

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"We believe the U S air strikes have helped in containing ISIL's momentum" said lawmaker Mowaffak al-Rubaie, a former head of Iraq's advisory security council
MPs are due to debate a motion on Thursday that Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said would "meet all the demands and eliminate the risks and threats"
...precise," said Walat Bakir, a Kobani resident reached via telephone, who noted that militant units were dispersing to decrease their vulnerability. "ISIS is not stupid. They are not going to stay in their headquarters while they are being attacked."
"The militants showed fierce resistance but peshmerga forced them to retreat to the center of the district" said Helgurd Hikmet Mela Ali, a spokesman for the Kurdish force

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Kurds seize Iraq-Syria border post from ISIL re... [Published World Bulletin - 11 mins ago]
Kurdish forces swiftly gaining ground [Published The Freepress Journal - 23 mins ago]
IS fighters near Turkish border [Published MSN New Zealand - 2 hours ago]
Kurds fight IS men on three fronts [Published DAWN Group - 4 hours ago]
Kurdish Iraqi forces take border town from Isla... [Published Los Angeles Times - 5 hours ago]
Kurdish, Iraqi Forces Widen Offensive Against I... [Published Winter Haven News Chief - 5 hours ago]
No Communion in North Iraq for First Time in 2,... [Published AINA - 5 hours ago]
Iraqi Kurdish security forces retake control of... [Published Xinhua News Agency - 6 hours ago]
3,788 Killed Across Iraq in September [Published Antiwar.com - 7 hours ago]
Kurds, ISIS face off on opposite sides of bridge [Published Live 5 WCSC - 8 hours ago]
Iraq army, Kurd warriors gain against ISIS [Published The Gulf Today - 8 hours ago]
Kurds advance, U.K. joins fray in Syria [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 8 hours ago]
Wary of Air Strikes, Islamic State Insurgents C... [Published Breitbart Feed - 9 hours ago]
Wave of attacks kills more than 40 across Iraq [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 9 hours ago]
Kirkuk economy plunges amid fears of terror att... [Published Press tv - 9 hours ago]
British special forces join fighters on Isil fr... [Published DailyMe.Com - 9 hours ago]
Britain joins front line as RAF strikes Isil ji... [Published Telegraph - 10 hours ago]
Kurd troops attack Iraq jihadists on three fron... [Published Yahoo!Xtra - 10 hours ago]
Kurdish troops, backed by U.S. aircraft, recapt... [Published Charlotte Observer - 11 hours ago]
Breaking News .. Imposing a comprehensive curfe... [Published National Iraq News Agency - 11 hours ago]
ISIL under heavy assault by Kurds in Iraq - Mid... [Published DailyMe.Com - 11 hours ago]
Kurdish School Children Released By Islamic Sta... [Published AINA - 11 hours ago]
British jets launch airstrikes on ISIS in Iraq [Published CNN - 12 hours ago]
Kurdish and Iraqi Forces Widen Offensive Agains... [Published DailyMe.Com - 12 hours ago]
UK reports first anti-ISIS airstrikes in Iraq [Published ABC 17 News - 13 hours ago]
Syrian Arab Republic: US, British strikes seek ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 13 hours ago]
Iraq: Booby-trapped jihadist flag kills three I... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 13 hours ago]
ISLAMIC STATE ATTACKED ON THREE FRONTS IN NORTH [Published Misna - 13 hours ago]
ISIS Tests Kurds’ Bid for Independence [Published DailyMe.Com - 14 hours ago]
Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe... [Published Yahoo! Maktoob News - 14 hours ago]
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Wary of Air Strikes, Islamic State Insurgents C... [Published Breitbart Feed - 9 hours ago]
(Reuters) - Islamic State militants are changing tactics in the face of U.S. air strikes in northern  Iraq , ditching conspicuous convoys in favor of motorcycles and planting their black flags on civilian homes, tribal sources and eyewitnesses say. ...
Syrian Arab Republic: US, British strikes seek ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 13 hours ago]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic 09/30/2014 19:57 GMT by Bulent Kilic MURSITPINAR, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - US warplanes launched multiple strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria Tuesday, seeking to ...
Iraq: Booby-trapped jihadist flag kills three I... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 13 hours ago]
Source: Agence France-PresseCountry: Iraq 09/30/2014 17:10 GMT KIRKUK, September 30, 2014 (AFP) - Three Iraqi policemen were killed Tuesday when one of them tried to remove a black flag that Islamic State jihadist fighters had booby-trapped south of ...
ISIS edging closer to Baghdad despite U.S.-led ... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Sep 30 2014]
The Islamic State of Iraq & Al-Sham made fresh advances in both Syria and Iraq Monday in defiance of the escalating U.S.-led bombing campaign against the jihadist group. For almost two months now, Tomahawk missiles and F22 Raptor jet fighters have bombarded ...
ISIL exploits sectarian divisions in Iraq [Published Al Jazeera - YouTube - Sep 28 2014]
<a style="font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold;font-decoration: none;" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwHN1dLWF_o&feature=youtube_gdata"&gt;ISIL exploits sectarian divisions in Iraq The Sunni Arab population in Kirkuk provice has increased in ...
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U.S. continues airstrikes against Islamic State [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Sep 22 2014]
More than twenty dead in Kirkuk bomb attack [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Sep 19 2014]
Hundreds mourn the loss of a Kurdish fighter ki... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Sep 08 2014]
Peshmerga, Shi'ite militia drive IS fighters fr... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Sep 01 2014]
Kurdish-held areas rocked by blasts [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 23 2014]
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Iraqi turmoil casts cloud over crude oil and st... [Published Platts - News - Jun 17 2014]
Kurdish forces move to protect Iraq's Kirkuk oi... [Published Platts - News - Jun 13 2014]
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