Kirkuk - updates

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Washington says Baghdad failed to 'protect' Americans

Dec 31, 2019 - 8:54 AM

But Iraqi demonstrators torched US flags across 3 cities in Baghdad after the deadly air strikes that targeted bases of the Hezbollah Brigades

PROTEST VS US. Iraqis burns the American flag in the southern city of Basra on December 30, 2019, during a demonstration to denounce the previous night's attacks by US planes on several bases belonging to the Hezbollah brigades near Al-Qaim, an Iraqi district bordering Syria. Photo by Hussein Faleh/AFP

Mass graves holding '400 ISIS victims' found in Iraq

Nov 12, 2017 - 7:41 AM

The burial pits near Hawija are discovered thanks to witness accounts from local residents

Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk governor's office in push against Kurds

Oct 16, 2017 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) The rapid advance, involving troops, tanks and armored vehicles, aims to recapture oil and military targets that Kurdish forces took over during the fightback against the Islamic State group

READY. Iraqi forces drive towards Kurdish peshmerga positions on October 15, 2017, on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

Wave of strikes as ISIS puts up tough defense of Mosul

Oct 25, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Federal forces and Kurdish peshmerga fighters gained ground in several areas but the jihadists were hitting back with shelling sniper fire suicide car bombs and booby traps

A member of the Iraqi force keeps watch in the al-Shura area, south of Mosul, on October 24, 2016, during an operation to retake the main hub city from the Islamic State (ISIS) group jihadists. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraq forces press Mosul assault, hunt Kirkuk attackers

Oct 23, 2016 - 10:30 PM

UPDATED Thousands of civilians are fleeing the fighting and escaping to camps south of Mosul

Displaced Iraqi families arrive near a checkpoint east of Mosul as they flea areas of unrest, on October 22, 2016, during an operation by the Iraqi army to retake the main hub city from the Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Mosul is the most populous city in the "caliphate" Baghdadi declared in June 2014, and the operation to recapture it is Iraq's largest in years. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

Iraq forces in fierce Kirkuk clashes with ISIS

Oct 22, 2016 - 9:21 PM

A day after the shock attack on the Kurdish controlled city of Kirkuk jihadist snipers and suspected suicide bombers are still at large

ENEMY LINE. In this file photo,  a flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a bridge at the frontline of fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Islamist militants in Rashad, on the road between Kirkuk and Tikrit, on September 11, 2014. JM Lopez/AFP

Displaced top 2M as winter hits northern Iraq

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:30 AM

UN: The lack of proper shelter thermal insulation of shelters and non food items will eventually negatively impact the health status of displaced populations during winter

REFUGEES. A Turkman family who were displaced from the northern Iraqi city of Mosul after ISIS militants took control of the area in June 2014 sit in a house that they rent in Baghdad during a visit by humanitarian activists who distribute toys, clothes and blankets on November 28, 2014. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP

Iraq PM under fire as US mulls air strikes on militants

Jun 19, 2014 - 11:19 PM

Baghdad has formally requested that Washington launch air strikes on the advancing militants but there were no signs US military action was imminent

'LEAD IRAQ.' In this photo, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki speaks at the opening of counter-terrorism conference in Baghdad, Iraq last March 12, 2014. File photo by Karim Kadim/Pool/EPA

Bomb targeting Eid worshippers kills 12 in Iraq

Oct 15, 2013 - 11:13 PM

The dead include 3 children while 26 more are injured

FATALITIES. Iraqis inspect the body of a worshiper who was killed in a bomb attack after the Eid al-Adha prayers in Kirkuk city, northern Iraq. Photo from EPA/Khalil Al-A'nei

Pinoys can work in Iraq except in 4 areas

Apr 20, 2013 - 4:45 PM

There are 2 000 job vacancies for doctors and nurses in Iraq

STILL IN CONFLICT. A file photo of central Baghdad. File photo by AFP

Attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30

Feb 03, 2013 - 3:32 PM

UPDATED Brigadier General Natah Mohammed Sabr the head of Kirkuk city s emergency services department put the toll at 30 dead and 70 wounded