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ISIS Attacked Iraqi Forces Restoring Government Control Over Areas In Kirkuk Countryside


ISIS Attacked Iraqi Forces Restoring Government Control Over Areas In Kirkuk Countryside

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The article is provided by Islamic World News exclusively for SouthFront

Hours after the Iraqi army established control over Kirkuk city, ISIS members attacked Dibis area north of the village of Bai Hassan controlled by government forces.

Dibis and Bai Hassan are the important villages located on the contact line between the Kurdish-held areas controlled by the  Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) and Barzani’s Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP).

The PUK allegedly cooperated with the Iraqi government during government forces operation in Kirkuk area allowing army troops to enter the city.

The Zab River is the common border between the KDP-held and PUK-held regions. Especially Bai Hassan which is located on the Kirkuk-Erbil road and near the Kirkuk oil pipeline.

On October 17, Iraqi troops repelled the ISIS attack and restored control over Dibis.

Now, government forces area further developing momentum in the area in the direction of the administrative border of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region.




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  • Tony “Melinda” Stark

    Hold on, ISIS terrorists attacked Bai Hassan? They just flourished as country flowers? *ALERT* Kurdish collusion with terrorists *ALERT*

    • Jordan Katz

      Not surprised at all…

    • as

      The Peshmerga at times would pretend as if they are is like when they sold the oil illegally. I think these aren’t IS but rather Kurdish hardliners militia.

      • Jens Holm

        You might have forgotten, that this oilselling and a very good reason for the ISIS uprise was, that Bagdad took all oil and all oil money.

        Those Bagdads should have been crusified with their heads down. We even see Malika with no chain now and then.

        And those are the legal ones ?

    • Justin

      yep! u got it!

  • MH370

    i thought the area long ago cleared of isis

  • The Farney Fontenoy

    Well isnt that convenient! Well, Kurds & ISIS have been in bed since 2014!