Iraqi forces, Iran-allied IMIS clash with Kurdish fighters in Kirkuk

Iraqi forces, Iran-allied IMIS clash with Kurdish fighters in Kirkuk
Iraqi forces, Iran-allied IMIS clash with Kurdish fighters in Kirkuk

Armed clashes broke out between Iraqi forces backed by Iranian-backed IMIS militias and the Kurdish fighters on the outskirts of Shurija and Benja Ali neighborhoods in Kirkuk, eyewitnesses told The Baghdad Post on Thursday.

A military vehicle belonging to Iraqi security forces was destroyed, the sources added.

Ambulances were seen while rushing to the clashes scene, the sources added.

Tensions between Iraqi forces and Kurdish fighters have reached their peak after Kurdistan region announced its independence following an overwhelming vote on a referendum on September 25.

Last Modified: 11 09 2017 11:45 PM

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