Kirkuk lies in a wide zone with an enormously diverse population and has been multilingual for centuries. There were dramatic demographic changes during Kirkuk's urbanization in the twentieth century, which saw the development of distinct ethnic groups.Kurds, Turkmen and Arabs lay conflicting claims to this zone, and all have their historical accounts and memories to buttress their claims.
Chaldean Catholic Archeparchy of Kirkuk-Sulaimaniya
The Chaldean Catholic Archeparchy of Kirkuk (Arabic:ابرشية كركوك الكلدانية) is an archeparchy of the Chaldean Catholic Church in communion with the Pope in Rome. The archdeparchy was created in the early years of the nineteenth century. Its present ordinary, Archbishop Yousif Thomas Mirkis, was consecrated in 2014.
The Chaldean archdiocese of Kirkuk was the successor to the classical diocese of Karka d'Beth Slokh, the metropolis of the ecclesiastical province of Beth Garmaï. The region of Beth Garmaï in southern Iraq, bounded by the Lesser Zab and Diyala rivers and centered on the town of Karka d'Beth Slokh (modern Kirkuk), was a metropolitan province of the Church of the East between the fifth and fourteenth centuries, whose metropolitans resided first at Shahrgard, then at Karka d'Beth Slokh, later at Shahrzur and finally at Daquqa. The known suffragan dioceses of Beth Garmaï included Shahrgard, Lashom, Mahoze d'Arewan, Radani, Hrbath Glal, Tahal and Shahrzur.
A roadside bomb this week killed two members of a militia division of the Iraqi government in the northern oil-producing province of Kirkuk, the Iraqi news agency said ...Popular Mobilisation Forces in the Kirkuk village of Balkaneh ... Attack kills at least 11 at army post in Baghdad.
The attack, which took place at dawn on Tuesday, targeted a post, which has been set up to defend oil well No.10 in Kirkuk's district of Al-Multaqa, the news agency reported, adding that a member of the security staff was killed.
The commission has previously ordered travel freezes against dozens of officials in Kirkuk, as well as employees working in the inner circle of Governor Jabouri, who took the post after the 2017 attack on Kurdish Peshmerga in the province by Iraqi forces and Iranian-backed militias.
Mohammad is one of six Kurdish lawmakers representing Kirkuk in the national legislature, out of a total of twelve from the province ...Kurds in Kirkuk have complained of mistreatment and racist policies by the local administration, citing the unjust removal of Kurdish officials from their posts.
helicopters transiting bases such as K-1 in Kirkuk. They have also posted images that claim to show a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) being (unsuccessfully) fired at a U.S ... militia power at Iraq’s airports, border posts, and state agencies via workmanlike reforms.
Iraq records the third-highest daily increase of COVID-19 cases in the Middle East for weeks, lower than the epicenter of Saudi Arabia and Iran...Mohammed Ali, a citizen from Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk, published a post on Facebook, begging for plasma to save his father who is confined in a quarantine hospital ... Dr ... .
... in southwest Kirkuk province ... Furthermore, Iraqi soldiers repelled another attack, as Islamic State fighters struck an army post in the village of Tal-Basal, located in Kirkuk's Daquq district ... Peshmerga official warns terrorist activity growing as ISIS claims attack in Kirkuk.
Earlier this week, The WashingtonPost reported that CJTF-OIR was redeploying from three smaller ... The two other smaller bases that the Post said coalition forces would be leaving are K-1, outside Kirkuk, and “Key West” (of course, it meant Q-West, south of Mosul.).
Khataib Hezbollah has not had a presence in KirkukProvince since 2014 ... 2017 - Attacking Kirkuk ... This is about Kirkuk ... The Islamic State militants launched their attack late on Wednesday night at an army post in Kirkuk on the road between Daquq (home base for PKK) and the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security sources told Kurdistan 24.
The Islamic State militants launched their attack late on Wednesday night at an army post in Kirkuk on the road between Daquq ( home base for PKK ) and the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security sources told Kurdistan 24 ... This is the second attack by the so-called Islamic State against the Iraqi army in Kirkuk within a week ... Deal With PKK in Kirkuk.
The Islamic State militants launched their attack late on Wednesday night at an army post in Kirkuk on the road between Daquq and the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, security sources told Kurdistan 24 ... This is the second attack by the so-called Islamic State against the Iraqi army in Kirkuk within a week.
They called for increasing the percentage of Kurds employed by the local government to be a representative sampling of the ethnic makeup of Kirkuk... An informed source told Kurdistan 24 that above 50 percent of the job postings available in Kirkuk had been reserved for Arabs, while Kurds only been allowed fewer than 20 percent of the positions.
On Sunday, Iraq’s Counter-Terrorism Service announced it had arrested a senior member of the Islamic State in the western city of Fallujah after a terrorist attack by the group killed a soldier and wounded two others at an Iraqi army post in a town south of Kirkuk.