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Iraqi forces takeover Kirkuk province

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 October 2017, 17:28 IST
(ANI)

Iraqi armed forces on 20 October took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.

Battling Kurdish Peshmerga fighters for over three hours, the Iraqi Army gained control of Altun Kupri district, also known as Perde in Kurdish.

U.S-trained Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service units, Iranian-backed Popular Mobilisation and Federal Police were involved in the takeover operation that began at 7.30 a.m. local time.

Altun Kupri is located on the banks of the Zab river.

It was not immediately clear whether there had been any casualties in the fighting.

-ANI

First published: 20 October 2017, 17:28 IST
 
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