By Ahmed Rasheed, Mustafa Mahmoud
BAGHDAD/KIRKUK (Reuters) -- The Baghdad government recaptured territory from Kurds across the breadth of northern Iraq on Tuesday, making startlingly rapid gains in a sudden campaign that has shifted the balance of power in the country almost overnight.
Iraqi forces said Tuesday that they had taken the Yazidi Kurdish town of Sinjar from Kurdish peshmerga forces as they pressed a campaign against Kurdish-held areas outside the autonomous region.
By Erika Solomon
Iraqi forces made a push into a string of Kurdish-held areas claimed by both the Kurds and Baghdad on Tuesday, in a bid to reassert control of areas lost after the war against Isis and to intensify pressure on the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government.
By Fritz Lodge
The surprise advance of Iraqi troops into the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk on Monday raises a spectre that has haunted Iraq since the 2003 U.S.
By Jamie Dettmer
(VOA) -- The independence dream of Iraq's Kurds may be over. It was felled by a lightening advance by Iraqi counter-terror units, trained and equipped by the United States, and Shi'ite militias, trained and equipped by Iran, who seized the disputed city Kirkuk and its surrounding oilfields after...
By Alexandra Zavis, Nabih Bulos and Wael Resol
Gunfire and explosions rang out Monday as Iraqi forces moved to wrest a contested city and its oil fields from Kurdish fighters, raising the specter of another civil war in a country still battling Islamic State.