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BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Iraqi government forces moved into the premises of the state-owned North Oil Company in the northwest of Kirkuk, after recapturing a nearby K1 airbase, reportedly without engaging in combat with Kurdish forces, Monday.

State TV reported on Monday that Iraqi forces had taken control of some Kurdish areas, including oil fields, but this has been denied by Kurdish forces.

Tensions between the two sides have been brewing since Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted for secession in a September 25 referendum that Baghdad rejected as illegal.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces took control of oil-rich Kirkuk after the Iraqi army fled a major offensive by the Islamic State in 2014.

Source: Ruptly

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Rotten_Robbie
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Rotten_Robbie
2017-10-17 02:05

the ‘second israel’ cannot be imposed on the arab world

johnny was
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johnny was
2017-10-17 18:37
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then the arab world needs to get the f**k out of the middle east

Cyriak Papasissis
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2017-10-17 03:27

As expected , the Peshmerga proved to be a paper tiger. They never fought against ISIS , all their ”victories” over ISIS were deals mediated by the Americans. As the aerial photos of the Russians prove without a shred of a doubt , a very significant percentage of the Emirs of ISIS were in fact American operatives in disguise. All the buffoonery of Barzani and his clique are exposed for what they were, simple bravado & empty threats. Now the Kurds are going to be kicked out of all their illegally occupied areas , even Erbil is not 100% Kurdish… Read more »

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2017-10-17 02:06
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Just recovering state property. Keep moving. More to recover….

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2017-10-17 18:38
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the world knows the arabs are a spineless bunch of thieves