October 18, 2017

Iraqi army takes ‘full control’ of Kirkuk without fight from Kurdish forces

Government forces in Iraq have taken full control of the contested city of Kirkuk without any opposition from Kurdish fighters who had controlled it.

A major advance on Kurdish-held territories came amid tensions that have been mounting in the oil-rich region since Kurds held a referendum on secession. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Erbil.

Al Jazeera

- Iraq army takes control of several oil fields in Kirkuk (video) - PressTV
- Kurds lose vital oil fields after Iraqi forces capture Kirkuk (video) - Al Jazeera

- Kurdish Peshmerga forces leave more disputed areas in Iraq (video) - pressTV
- Iraqi forces, Peshmerga fighters exchange artillery fire (video) - PressTV

- The Debate - Kirkuk Tensions (video) - PressTV
- What does the future hold for Iraq's Kurds after territory seized? (video) - Al Jazeera

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