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A MEMBER of the Iraqi security forces takes down a Kurdish flag in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Kurds claim oppression in Kirkuk region two months after Iraqi takeover

Fears that heavy-handed tactics might fuel new Sunni insurgency as UN investigates claims Kurdish homes were burned.

A MEMBER of the Iraqi security forces takes down a Kurdish flag in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Baghdad increases repression of the Kurds while the US looks on

Iraq’s record is full of countless violations of human rights.

By NORELDIN WAISY
12/11/2017
Masoud Barzani

Barzani resigns, armed protestors storm Kurdish parliament

Gunshots heard, MPs barricaded in offices

By REUTERS
29/10/2017

Iraqi army attacks Kurdish forces on road to Erbil

According to local reports the Kurdish forces near Altun Kupri tried to blow up a bridge to slow the Iraqi advance.

Iraqi forces complete Kirkuk province takeover after clashes with Kurds

The Iraqi central government forces have advanced into Kirkuk province largely unopposed as most Peshmerga forces withdrew without a fight.

By REUTERS
21/10/2017
Volunteers and Peshmerga forces carry their weapons north of Kirkuk, Iraq October 16, 2017.

Shock in Kurdistan region of Iraq as Kirkuk falls to Iraqi forces

As US expresses concern, Iraqi forces launch major attack alongside Iranian-backed militias to take city run by Kurdistan Regional Government.

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