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Kurdish Peshmerga are sending reinforcements to fight Iraqi government forces and their allies on the front line, north of Kirkuk. The Iraqi Prime Minister has ordered troops not to enter Erbil's city limits. He also told them to protect civilians and their properties. Kurdish leaders estimate a 100,000 people have fled since the operation began. Al Jazeera’s Stefanie Dekker reports from the Erbil-Kirkuk highway. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
About 100,000 Kurds have fled the Kirkuk region since it was retaken by Iraqi forces from Kurdistan's regional government (KRG). The UN says it is worried by reports of civilians being forcibly displaced and their houses and businesses looted and destroyed. Al Jazeera's Steffanie Dekker reports from Erbil. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
A spate of car bombs in northern Iraq have killed at least 7 people and wounded some 80 others. One of the attacks which happened in the country's northern city of Kirkuk was captured on camera. Two car bombs were aimed at police patrols while a third device exploded outside a building that houses the Kurdish security forces. No group has so far claimed responsibility.
While the military campaign to expel ISIS from the Iraqi city of Mosul proceeds apace, officials in the country and abroad are concerned with the future of the city and its surroundings once the terrorist group is eliminated. To discuss the "day after" challenges once the battle for Mosul is over, the Institute hosted Gov. Najmaldin Karim, the governor of Iraq's Kirkuk province, in a policy forum on Nov. 14, 2016. The conversation was moderated by Lafer Fellow Michael Knights, who had recently returned from a two-week trip to Iraq. Kirkuk -- often described as a flashpoint for future Arab-Kurdish tensions -- has weathered the Islamic State storm relatively well, becoming a safe haven for many of the Arabs who have fled the terrorist onslaught since 2014. Najmaldin Karim was elected gov...
Postmedia's Matthew Fisher got a first hand look at the front lines of a strategic mountain ridge that was secured by the Peshmerga forces back in March. This ridge is key to the Peshmerga's hold over the city of Kirkuk.
Iraqi forces recently recaptured one of the last remaining strongholds of the Islamic State group. It took just three weeks to liberate Hawija city as well as the surrounding towns and villages. But tensions over the Kurdish independence referendum led to the peshmerga fighters playing a limited role in this offensive. In the village of Nafla, the villagers celebrated as Iraqi forces drove through in a convoy, ending three years of the so-called caliphate’s rule. Men quickly lined up to share a few razors to shave the beards they were forced to grow under ISIS rule. Others enjoyed their first cigarette — now able to smoke in public without punishment or fear. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE ...
The period from July 2017 to May 2018 could prove transformational for Iraq. The May 2018 national elections will take place against the background of two momentous events – the liberation of Mosul and the failed referendum on Kurdish independence. This vote will not only decide if Abadi gets a second term, but also whether Iraq has moved beyond the divisive sectarian rhetoric that has dominated the country’s post-regime change politics. The LSE Middle East Centre convened a workshop on 15 January 2018, bringing together Iraqi political analysts and decision-makers with other experts on Iraq. The workshop examined the major dynamics that will shape Iraqi politics going forward and drive the relationship between Baghdad and other regions of Iraq, as well as between state and society.
Turkmen and Arab shoppers stroll through an open-air food market in an ethnically mixed area of Kirkuk, haggling over the price of tomatoes and gossiping about their neighbours. Ostensibly, it's a normal day in the city of 1 million in northern Iraq. But nearby stand Iraqi Army soldiers, sent by the central government in Baghdad this week to wrest control of the city from Kurds after their vote for independence on Sept. 25. The army's recapture of oil-producing Kirkuk province and other territory across northern Iraq has dismayed the city's Kurds but brought comfort to residents from other ethnic groups. Arab residents of the city who have seen Kirkuk change hands several times before said they now feel safer and more comfortable. The scenes now are a far cry from the Kurds' jubilation...
Millions of dollars worth of US made equipment has been reduced to wreckage in the Iraqi town of Kirkuk after a rebel led advance on the city. Sunni rebels captured Kirkuk's largest military base and a swath of northern areas from the army, with a speed that shocked the government and the international community. As they fled the violence, Iraqi troops left behind information and equipment that could be used by rebel fighters. Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid reports from Kirkuk's K1 military base.
Barzani: Kirkuk is Kurdish area, whatever Baghdad's say is Historic leaders Are always deemed to capture minds, hearts And President Masoud Barzani Is one of Kurdistan's greatest leaders in history He did not change position, asserting firmly Use of force, fait accompli policy Won't change the Kurdish nature of Kirkuk Kirkuk is city for all factions, not exclusively hijacked by one It should stay as model for coexistence among all factions, ethnicities All in all Kirkuk is Kurdish city, it will not fall prey to Iran Nor will it be IMIS hotbed Long live Kurds, long live their dream
Mullah's schemes in Sulaymaniyah, Kirkuk exposed Mullah's regime Couldn't stomach Kurdistan's referendum As it fears millions of Kurds who declared their independence It conspires against Kurdistan, its people This was apparent in Sulaymaniyah After Mullah's agents Plan to seize Sulaymaniyah's resources After Mullah convinced them That if they seceded It will share Sulaymaniyah's oil with them Mullah seeks to divide Kurdistan Destroy Kurds unity -------------------------------- The Baghdadpost : Find breaking news, multimedia, reviews & opinion on Iraq, business, sports & more at thebaghdadpost.com.
A combined force of Iraqi troops and Kurdish militia continue their battle for Mosul, which is the last Iraqi city still under the control of ISIL. According to the Kurdish regional government, Iraqi forces pushed within five kilometers of Mosul on Saturday. CCTV’s Natalie Carney has more from the frontline. Subscribe to us on Youtube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download for IOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imib.cctv Follow us on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cctvnewschina Twitter: https://twitter.com/CCTVNEWS Google+: https://plus.google.com/+CCTVNEWSbeijing Tumblr: http://cctvnews.tumblr.com/ Weibo: http://weibo.com/cctvnewsbeijing
Thousands of people are returning to Kirkuk a day after the Kurdish forces withdraw from the disputed city. Watch Live: http://www.presstv.com/live.html YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/videosptv/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/PressTV LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/PressTV Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/PRESSTV Google+: http://plus.google.com/+VideosPTV Instagram: http://instagram.com/presstvchannel Dailymotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/presstv
Peshmerga Kurdish forces retook the villages of Wastana and Saddam, south of Kirkuk, from the control of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), in a pre-dawn assault launched on Thursday, during which they also regained control of an oil field in the area. Video ID: 20150611-022 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Vine: https://vine.co/Ruptly Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly
Kirkuk - a key city in the northern Kurdish region - was the target of bombings over the weekend. Officials say the Islamic State group has exploited Kirkuk's divisions, quietly establishing a presence in the city's Sunni Arab neighbourhoods where there is a deep resentment against the Kurds and the Shia led government. The challenge prompted the Iraqi and Kurdish governments to cooperate on the front line against the IS and its allies. Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Kirkuk. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website http://www.aljazeera.com/
The city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq has some of the biggest oil reserves in the country. For decades there has been disagreement about who should control it. Its inclusion in Monday's secession referendum has angered Baghdad. Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Erbil. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Last September, the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq went ahead with a controversial independence referendum, despite fierce opposition from Baghdad and the international community. Just three weeks after the ballot, the Iraqi army was deployed to reclaim disputed areas held by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters since 2014, including the oil-rich city of Kirkuk. Our correspondents returned to Kirkuk to find out how its diverse citizens now feel about life under the rule of Baghdad. A programme prepared by Ellen Gainsford and Elise Duffau. http://www.france24.com/en/reportages Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my...