Iraq: Troops Advance Toward Kirkuk, Putting the Kurds on Alert

MIN READOct 13, 2017 | 21:28 GMT


Following a successful offensive to retake Hawija from the Islamic State, Iraqi forces and Shiite-led militias have advanced toward the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk. The force movement has driven north from Hawija into surrounding towns south of Kirkuk. The Kurdish peshmerga forces have reportedly drawn back from their positions in southern Kirkuk, possibly to avoid any escalation of violence with the forces on their doorstep....

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