Iraqi Kurds send reinforcements to disputed Kirkuk

13 October, 2017, 22:54 | Author: Lula Armstrong
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Some local and global news outlets had earlier reported that the Iraqi army had launched fresh operations in southern Kirkuk aimed at capturing areas now held by forces loyal to the Erbil-based Kurdish Regional Government (KRG).

The Iraqi Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) accused Baghdad of preparing a large-scale military operation to restore control over the oil rich Kirkuk province, which has been de-facto under the control of the Kurdish Peshmerga militia for three years.

Both the Iraqi army and the Kurdish Peshmerga are key allies of the US -led coalition in its fight against ISIS in Iraq, and the threat of armed clashes poses a major challenge for Western governments.

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Hours before it was to begin, the northern Iraqi administration mobilized additional Peshmerga forces to Kirkuk with a view to securing the illegal referendum.

Ethnically divided but historically Kurdish-majority Kirkuk is one of several regions that peshmerga fighters took over from the Iraqi army in 2014 when Daesh (ISIS) swept through much of northern and western Iraq.

A top aide to KRG President Masoud Barzani recently asserted that the Hashd al-Shaabi - a Shia force that fights alongside the Iraqi army - was planning to attack oil wells in Kirkuk. Baghdad has demanded the Kurds return to the city to federal authorities, a dispute that has escalated since the Kurds voted for independence in a non-binding referendum last month.

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The Kirkuk province is not officially included in Iraqi Kurdistan, but it is in fact partially controlled by Kurdish Peshmerga detachments.

The Iraqi central government has taken punitive measures over the independence vote, imposing sanctions on Kurdish banks and banning worldwide flights into the Kurdish region.

Baghdad remains bitterly opposed to Kurdish ambitions to incorporate Kirkuk province in its autonomous region in the north and has voiced determination to take it back. "The imposition of a status quo by force over the disputed areas is unacceptable".

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