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A look into Iraq's disputed Kirkuk before referendum

Added: 24.09.2017 7:58 | 0 views | 0 comments

Iraq's disputed areas have long been a source of contention between Baghdad and the Kurds as both lay claim to them.

Tags: UK, Kurds, Baghdad, Iraq

Kurdish city gassed by Saddam hopes referendum heralds better days

Added: 24.09.2017 7:22 | 0 views | 0 comments

When poison gas killed thousands of Kurds in Halabja in 1988, its residents never imagined they would ever escape Saddam Hussein's grip, let alone vote one day in a referendum on secession from Iraq.

Tags: Kurds, USA, Iraq

Tensions rise in Iraq ahead of Kurdish referendum

Added: 24.09.2017 7:21 | 0 views | 0 comments

Protest erupts in east Iraq against Monday's independence vote, while bomb attack kills four Kurdish soldiers in Kirkuk.

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U.S cautions citizens of possible unrest during Kurdish independence referendum

Added: 24.09.2017 4:38 | 0 views | 0 comments

The U.S. embassy in Iraq cautioned its citizens that there may be unrest during a referendum on independence planned by the Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq, opposed by the central government in Baghdad.


Turkey extends troops' deployment in Iraq and Syria

Added: 23.09.2017 20:14 | 0 views | 0 comments

Renewal of bill comes two days before scheduled independence referendum in Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region.

Tags: Turkey, Syria, Iraq

Iraq combat vet pulls woman from burning car just before it explodes

Added: 23.09.2017 18:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

An Iraq combat veteran in North Carolina is being hailed a hero for helping rescue a woman from a burning car just before it exploded.


Turkey OKs military intervention, warns Iraqi Kurds on vote

Added: 23.09.2017 18:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Turkish parliament on Saturday renewed a bill allowing the military to intervene in Iraq and Syria if faced with national security threats — a move seen as a final warning to Iraqi Kurds to call off their Monday independence referendum. The decree allows Turkey to send troops over its southern border [...]


Kurds' independence vote raises tension

Added: 23.09.2017 17:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

September 24, 2017 5:00 AM
ERBIL (Iraq) • Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani yesterday delayed a scheduled news conference on a controversial independence referendum he has called for tomorrow as international pressure mounts for a postponement.

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Iraq: Who will control Hawija after ISIL?

Added: 23.09.2017 15:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

As operation to retake town from ISIL begins, debate on who will govern after the armed group's defeat heats up.

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Iraq war map: Who controls what

Added: 23.09.2017 12:24 | 0 views | 0 comments

As fighting in parts of Iraq intensifies, a visual breakdown of the control of territory after years of war.

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