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Gunmen open fire and enter Erbil governorate building in Iraq's Kurdish region shouting “Allahu Akbar”

Gunmen entered the governorate building in Erbil, the seat of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq on Monday, and fired from windows at security forces, a deputy governor of the city and Kurdish security officials said. 440 more words

Iraq starts operation to clear planned oil route to Iran

Reuters

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces launched on Wednesday an operation to consolidate control of an area near the Iran border to be used for the transit of Iraqi oil, the military said, highlighting concern about mountainous terrain where two armed groups are active. 72 more words

Iraq plans military operation to secure oil route to Iran

Reuters

KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) – Iraqi forces are preparing an operation to consolidate control of an area near the Iran border to be used for the transit of Iraqi oil, two officials said on Monday, highlighting concern about mountainous terrain where two armed groups are active. 378 more words