Fierce clashes erupt between Kurdish and Iraqi troops

Rocket, artillery and machine gun fire was exchanged Friday between Kurdish and Iraqi troops in Alton Kupri north of Kirkuk city. This is the last corner of Kirkuk province which the Kurdish Peshmerga retained after losing the oil-rich area Monday to an Iraqi army-pro-Iranian militia offensive. Three years ago, the ethnically mixed city was taken by the Kurds from ISIS after the jihadis drove the Iraqi army out.

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  • Oct 20, 2017 @ 23:12 at 23:12
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    Iraq army says that they had achieved their objectives against Kurdish forces in disputed territory outside the autonomous Kurdish region. The KRG need to stand and fight, there is no initiative for dialogue with Abadi, as his army attack Kurdish positions all fronts.

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  • Oct 21, 2017 @ 10:46 at 10:46
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    According to received news from Kirkuk, around 140 of Iraqi Militia have been killed and more than 200 injured.
    All of Kirkuk’s hospitals are full of injured. about 20 Abrams, Hammers and vehicles of Iraqi destroyed and Iraqi forces back drived to other side of Zab river.
    The main goal of Iraqi Militia was domonation of Qush Teppeh, a main strategic city in 5 Kms to Kirkuk , but after 11 hours conflict, oppressed to back drove.
    Shiite Militia that supported by Iraqi Military groups and also Iranian artillary units couldn’t to progress and Peeshmergs didn’t miss even one centimeters.
    The raid of Iraqi force, Shiite militia which was under command of Iran Rev Guards with USA weapons against Kurdish people.
    The Kurds presented flowers to American forces when they intrude Iraq in 2003, but USA are presenting them Bullets and death.
    Demonstration of Kurds in front of USA Consulate and UN Office in Erbil against their silent is the first marks that shows dcreasing of Kurds people favor to US.
    Many people in Kurdistan are saying that it is better to negotiate with Iran instead negotiation with Iraq because the Iran is main ruller of Iraq.

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  • Oct 22, 2017 @ 2:44 at 2:44
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    I AM ASHAMED OF OUR GOVERNMENT,Our state department is a nest of vipers. I HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR THE PESHMERGA ,YOU SHOULD HAVE YOUR OWN COUNTRY. HOPEFULLY DONALD TRUMP WILL PAY ATTENTION TO THE PRO MUSLIM STATE DEPARTMENT AND DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE AND CHANGE THIS IDIOTIC MISTAKE.

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