BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:35 A.M.) – Iraqi troops have driven the Peshmerga from two large towns in eastern Iraq amid an ongoing offensive against forces loyal to the Barzani regime throughout the greater Kirkuk region.

Since this morning, Iraqi pro-government forces – led by the Iraqi Army and Popular Mobilization Units – chased Peshmerga fighters from the towns of Kifri and Tuz-Khormato located to the south of Kirkuk city where a large battle is currently ongoing.

According to sources, Barzani regime forces surrendered in great numbers to Iraqi federal police and Turkmen troops of the Popular Mobilization Units at Tuz-Khormato. The battle for the town raged for several hours before the Peshmerga were defeated.

This development is part of a rapidly escalating military confrontation between Iraqi pro-government forces and Barzani regime loyalists.

Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 349
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    349
    Shares
ALSO READ  Large number of Iraqi military reinforcements sent to Syrian border

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.