Iranian Militias in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) destroyed houses of citizens, who took part in Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum held last month, in Kirkuk Governorate on Wednesday.
This comes as the crisis in Kirkuk has escalated. Peshmerga forces have been fending off attacks launched by the Iraqi forces, backed by IMIS, since Sunday night.
Tensions between the two sides over the future of Kurdistan have been high since the Kurds voted for independence in a September referendum.
The oil-rich Kirkuk
Governorate has emerged as a flashpoint in the crisis as it is claimed by both