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#Kirkuk

From TheJournal.ie Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies Kirkuk

Iraqi forces seize ground from Kurds amid soaring tensions between two US allies

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State has urged the two sides to focus on fighting the extremists.

From TheJournal.ie Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison Gunfight This post contains videos

Watch: Helmet cam footage of US Delta Force raid on Islamic State prison

It’s the first time US ground forces have been in action against Islamic State militants

From TheJournal.ie Attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30 Kirkuk

Attack on north Iraq police HQ kills 30

A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle in Kirkuk during rush hour.

From TheJournal.ie Detainees escape from Iraqi prison 'through small window' Prison Break

Detainees escape from Iraqi prison 'through small window'

Prisoners fashioned ropes out of blankets and escaped out of a small window, according to a police official.

From TheJournal.ie At least 56 dead as dozens of Iraqi cities targeted in bombings Iraq

At least 56 dead as dozens of Iraqi cities targeted in bombings

The scope of the violence emphasised the still dangerous ability of insurgents to coordinate and carry out attacks despite repeated crackdowns by Iraqi and US forces.