With the operation against the Kurds ending, civilians are returning home to Kirkuk.
Iraqi forces have captured the contested city of Kirkuk in an aggressive attempt to reestablish control of its Kurdish population, which voted for independence in a non-binding referendum on September 25. Heavily outnumbered, Kurdish forces withdrew without fighting. Meanwhile, Islamic State militants used the diversion to attack two villages in Kirkuk province. Kurdish Peshmerga forces … Continue reading “Kurds Flee as Baghdad Captures Kirkuk; 60 Killed, 133 Wounded”
The war against the Islamic State militants is taking a backseat while Baghdad punishes the Kurds for conducting a referendum.
Overnight clashes between Turkmen Shi’ite militias and Kurdish Peshmerga took place in Tuz Khormato.
Kurdish forces withdrew from Shi’ite Turkmen towns on Friday. Shots were reportedly fired in Tuz Khormato.
Kurdish Forces expecting Iraqi or militia attacks temporarily blocked roads on Thursday.
Militants have been targeting hit for a couple days.
Militants targeted a family with members in the tribal forces.
Tal Afar gave up a new mass grave that contained scores of people.
The last remaining stronghold of the ISIS/Daesh militants is along the Syria border and Euphrates River in Anbar province.