Iraqi and Kurdish Forces Clash Near Kirkuk

StoryfulNewsPublished: October 16, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017
Published: October 16, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017

Local Kurdish reports on October 16 said Iraqi forces had seized a number of key positions in an advance northwards towards Kirkuk. The locations included the headquarters of the North Oil Company and the K-1 military base. Brig Gen Bahzad Ahmed, a spokesman for Kurdish forces, told the Associated Press there had been “lots” of casualties. Video here shows Iraqi government forces near the headquarters of the North Oil Company and the nearby Baba Gurgur oil field. Video also shows exchanges of fire between Iraqi-led troops and Kurdish fighters on October 15, near Tuz Khurmatu, about 75 kilometers south of Kirkuk. Credit: Radio Free Europe via Storyful

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