Kurdish forces attack ISIS west of Kirkuk
Kurdish forces attacked the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.

Kurdish forces attacked the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) positions around the oil-rich city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq at dawn on Monday, backed by heavy air strikes from a U.S.-led coalition.

Speaking to a local television channel near the frontline, Kirkuk governor Najmaldin Karim, who was wearing a helmet, said the purpose of the offensive was to drive militants away from the city.
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya
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