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Shiite militias mobilize thousands of soldiers near Kirkuk

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Shiite militias mobilized thousands of soldiers 20 km from Kirkuk Governorate on Friday. 

The militias are getting ready to begin the fight and storm the governorate after dawn break on Friday.  

On Wednesday, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained Iraqi paramilitaries are preparing a major attack on Kurdish forces in the oil-rich region of Kirkuk.

Tensions between the KRG and the federal government have escalated since the Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted for independence in a referendum last month.

 

Last Modified: Friday، 13 October 2017 10:24 AM
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