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Abadi's capture of Kirkuk might just save Iraq

17 October, 2017

Comment: Abadi's recapture of Kirkuk doesn't render him an enemy of the Kurdish cause, but he and the Kurds need each other to avoid a vicious divorce, writes Gareth Browne.

Iraqi forces take key Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

17 October, 2017

Iraqi forces have continued their assault on the disputed region of Kirkuk, capturing two key oil fields from the Kurds, as the US warns of "severe consequences" over the conflict.

Iraqi troops take major Kirkuk oil fields from Kurds

17 October, 2017

Iraqi forces have continued their assault on the disputed region of Kirkuk, capturing two key oil fields from the Kurds, as the US warns of "severe consequences" over the conflict.

Iraqi forces take control of Kirkuk governor's office

16 October, 2017

Iraqi forces seized the Kirkuk governor's office - along with key infrastructure - on Monday, as pro-Baghdad troops and militias swooped on the disputed Kurdish-held city.

Iraqi forces retake Kirkuk military airport from Kurds: army

16 October, 2017

Iraqi forces take control of a military airport from Kurdish fighters near the disputed city of Kirkuk after forces capture an oil field and the main military base there.

Iraqi forces 'take control' of Kirkuk territories from Kurds

16 October, 2017

Iraqi forces have launched an assault on Kurdish positions around Kirkuk, with Erbil vowing to resist any offensive by pro-Baghdad military units.

Kurds, Iraqi forces in standoff in oil-rich Kirkuk

15 October, 2017

Thousands of Iraqi troops were locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the disputed oil-rich province of Kirkuk on Saturday.

Mattis says US working to de-escalate Kirkuk tensions

14 October, 2017

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that the United States is working to ensure tensions between Kurdish and Iraqis forces around Kirkuk do not escalate.

Stand-off in Kirkuk: caught between Iraq and Kurdish forces

14 October, 2017

Kirkuk is on tender hooks, as a tense stand-off between Iraq's army and Kurdish Peshmerga threatens to bring war to the oil-rich city.

Iraqi and Kurdish in tense stand-off in oil-rich Kirkuk

14 October, 2017

Pro-Baghdad and Kurdish fighters are facing off in the contested city of Kirkuk, as allies of the two powers look to avert a major conflict.

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