Where is Kirkuk Located?
During the recapture of the city of Kirkuk, Iraqi government forces benefited from an alliance with their neighbours and a Kurdish dispute. The Kurdish population, which only a few weeks ago celebrated its supposed independence, is dismayed. Five questions and answers about the changed Situation in northern Iraq.
What Country is Kirkuk in?
Iraqi security forces had taken the city of Kirkuk and surrounding oil facilities from Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in response to the Kurdish independence referendum on October 16 and 17. The military Intervention was short and efficient. After the first battles, the majority of the Kurdish units, the Peshmerga, withdrew without a fight. The regional government has ordered the Peshmerga to withdraw from the area. According to UN figures, most refugees have returned from the disputed city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq. During the advance of Iraqi troops on the city, more than 60,000 people had left Kirkuk in the past two days, the UN coordination office OCHA announced via Twitter.
What country is Kirkuk?
Is Kirkuk safe?
How far is Kirkuk from Erbil?
Is Kurdistan a sovereign state?
What does Kirkuk mean?