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Iraqi tanks attacked Kurdish positions in Kirkuk

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Iraqi security forces used heavy military equipment, including Tanks Abrams, during an offensive in the province of Kirkuk, whose areas are controlled by Kurds, said the Security Council of Iraqi Kurdistan.


Approximately in the 2: 30 area, they attacked the Peshmerga forces (Kurdish armed formations - approx.) From two fronts <...> south of Kirkuk, using American-made military equipment, including Abrams tanks and (Army off-road vehicles. - approx. .) Humvee
- Said the message of the Security Council of Iraqi Kurdistan on Twitter.

Iraqi tanks attacked Kurdish positions in Kirkuk


Peshmerga squads destroyed five SUVs that were used by Shiite militias.

On the eve, Iraqi authorities ordered security officials to ensure security at military bases and government facilities in Kirkuk province. Iraqi Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani ordered the Peshmerga not to initiate battles when the Iraqi forces attack, but to respond to the fire of paramilitary forces.

At the same time, the command of the Iraqi forces stated that the army took control of the Kirkuk power station, a gas processing plant and a number of other facilities in the province, and also established control over at least two oil fields and a military base in a disputed Kurk province

As stated by the military, the K-1 base, the Baba-Gurgur and Bey Khasan oil fields, as well as the Kirkuk irrigation system were under their control.

The conflict between Baghdad and Kurdish autonomy over the affiliation of Kirkuk province intensified after the Kurds held a referendum on the independence of 25 September without the consent of the Iraqi authorities. On the night of Monday, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi ordered to begin an operation to restore security in the province, reports RIA News.
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  1. bagr69
    bagr69 16 October 2017 11: 46 New
    +4
    Interestingly, what will the United States do with all this? Which side will they take?
    Or express their "concern", wait a bit and take the side of the winner?
    1. cniza
      cniza 16 October 2017 11: 47 New
      +8
      Quote: bagr69
      Interestingly, what will the United States do with all this?


      This is their business and the meaning of existence.
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 16 October 2017 11: 48 New
        25
        Their fun is this:
        To feed the fighting dogs, and then to pit each other ...
        1. Thrall
          Thrall 16 October 2017 11: 55 New
          13
          The Kurds bit off a piece that they can’t chew.
          1. Warrior with machine gun
            Warrior with machine gun 16 October 2017 12: 13 New
            +8
            they could swallow and they could, but the piece is too fat, and there are many who want to beat their teeth around before they have time to chew it, plus striped dogs, who need the meat grinder to just go on, who it’s not important to grind))
            1. Shurik70
              Shurik70 16 October 2017 13: 21 New
              +1
              Quote: Thrall
              The Kurds bit off a piece that they can’t chew.

              Rather, the United States gasoline in the dying conflict splashed. They have Iraqi Kurds on a short leash, and they won’t be able to sneeze without their knowledge.
      2. Alexander 3
        Alexander 3 16 October 2017 11: 51 New
        +1
        To whom is war, and to whom is mother dear?
      3. Partyzan
        Partyzan 16 October 2017 12: 01 New
        +6
        Quote: cniza
        This is their business and the meaning of existence.

        will help both of them, so long as the confusion was longer
    2. 79807420129
      79807420129 16 October 2017 11: 55 New
      +7
      Quote: bagr69
      Interestingly, what will the United States do with all this? Which side will they take?

      To the side beyond which the oil fields of Kirkuk will remain. hi
    3. Berber
      Berber 16 October 2017 12: 00 New
      +3
      Well, that’s what is called started.
    4. svp67
      svp67 16 October 2017 12: 01 New
      +2
      Quote: bagr69
      Interestingly, what will the United States do with all this?

      So far I think to WATCH ...
    5. den3080
      den3080 16 October 2017 12: 08 New
      +6
      Interestingly, what will the United States do with all this?

      supply arms to both sides, or even like this: all sides of the turmoil (Turkey didn’t go anywhere, igil / alkaida too) + sell cheap oil for a black "unaccounted for" cash like the igil did.
      This oil will be bought by the EU in the ports of Turkey, also not at the exchange price.
      everyone is happy, everyone with grandmas.

      The beneficiaries of the Washington regional committee are satisfied, the EU is satisfied, Erdogan is friend again, the Kurds will catch every striped bunch ..., Iraq should be striped so much that it will not pay for several centuries, the remnants of the needles will lick the wounds in Afghanistan and will be directed north, to feel the belly Rakhmon, Gurbanguly and Shavkat, and so on.
    6. sir_obs
      sir_obs 16 October 2017 12: 15 New
      +1
      Of course, Russia and Putin are to blame, as well as Russian hackers who hacked the Iraqi army or the Kurds, this is according to the situation
    7. uav80
      uav80 16 October 2017 15: 37 New
      0
      Kurdish Americans merge already ...

      in English, the hashtag is everywhere everywhere #PeshRunGo

  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 16 October 2017 11: 47 New
    +5
    ... again, fights of "local significance" ... the east is a delicate matter, but with "thick" circumstances ...
    1. Komsomol
      Komsomol 16 October 2017 11: 50 New
      +7
      Oil, however ... hi
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 16 October 2017 11: 50 New
        +4
        Komsomol Today, 11:50 ↑ New
        Oil, however ...

        ... she, darling ... yes
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 16 October 2017 11: 49 New
    +3
    Peshmerga squads destroyed five SUVs that were used by Shiite militias.

    For completeness, a few more “Abrams” should be entered here. With this beginning, and to full-blown action, one step. This is what oil does to people.
    1. cniza
      cniza 16 October 2017 11: 50 New
      +2
      Everything goes to this.
      1. Anarchist
        Anarchist 16 October 2017 11: 54 New
        13
        Iraq is looking towards Russia, the Yankees are against ...
        Lyrics: stick out an eye, the other will remain. So I Seen ... To whom to bow
  4. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 16 October 2017 11: 53 New
    +1
    Kirkuk will be taken, but not for long. It is a city of Sunnis and Kurds.
    Shiites are hostile.
    1. Thrall
      Thrall 16 October 2017 11: 56 New
      +2
      Quote: voyaka uh
      Kirkuk will be taken, but not for long. It is a city of Sunnis and Kurds.
      Shiites are hostile.

      And the Yezidis living in Kurkuk are not people?
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 16 October 2017 12: 18 New
        0
        I didn’t list all. Only basic.
      2. protoss
        protoss 16 October 2017 12: 26 New
        +1
        The Yezidis live in the west of Iraq, there were no and no commodity quantities in the Kirkuk.
    2. St Petrov
      St Petrov 16 October 2017 12: 03 New
      +2
      Kirkuk will be taken, but not for long. It is a city of Sunnis and Kurds.


      then they will feed on stones and pour sea water into the car tanks. No factories or power plants - nothing will remain with them.

      In the Stone Age, the road to them. For they did not build Iraq or Syria or Iran. They just used it. For they did not have a state.

      Of course they know how to fight, but when they think about their state, they must be able to build it.

      They lost in the competition of nations and states. Omerika or someone else can help them - but there will be no sense in it.

      1. Cartalon
        Cartalon 16 October 2017 12: 12 New
        0
        And now that the Kurds hang themselves or something, one might think there the Arabs built something or the state was created how, the Britons decided and it turned out.
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 16 October 2017 12: 12 New
          +2

          And now that the Kurds hang themselves or something


          live like you lived. The same as Tatarstan would decide now to secede. They are building factories there in economic zones, they built oil production, built roads with stadiums

          And then they would decide what to share with Moscow - you can make your own state.
      2. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 16 October 2017 12: 16 New
        +1
        "For they did not have a state" ///

        Did not have. Now will be.
        1. protoss
          protoss 16 October 2017 12: 25 New
          +2
          relax will not be. what you are lucky in the 20th century is a unique situation that happens once every 3000 years. do not transfer it to the Kurds, not the case.
          1. voyaka uh
            voyaka uh 16 October 2017 12: 37 New
            +1
            "what you're lucky in the 20th century is a unique situation" ///

            What is unique here? The entire 20th century - the collapse of empires and mass
            the formation of national states. Neither Iraq nor Syria either
            did not exist as nation states. Was the Ottoman Empire.
            There was neither Croatia, nor Belarus, nor India (the English colony, and before that -
            dozens of principalities) ... continue? smile
            And this process did not stop, it only slowed down.
            1. protoss
              protoss 16 October 2017 14: 08 New
              +2
              so the Arab states were before the Ottoman Empire and parallel to the Ottomans. among Croats and Belarusians what kind of statehood has sometimes happened (the Croatian kingdom, the Principality of Polotsk, incl. I don’t consider the Belarusian state). the Indians of the states finally had before the fig (Magadha, Maurya, Gupta, Satavahan, Vijayanagar, Maharashtra, etc., namely Hindu, not Muslim states).
              in your case, and in the case of the Kurds, the situation of bitter losers: Israel - since 2000 years under the rule of anyone - Persians, Greeks, Arabs, Crusaders, all kinds of Turks, at the end of the British - under Rome. and the Kurds finally can since the time of the mussel under the rule of foreigners. even the Armenians had some gaps.
              1. voyaka uh
                voyaka uh 17 October 2017 00: 10 New
                0
                Bitter losers are those who look back, feeding on past historical greatness. When the present is dim, they turn to history.
                1. protoss
                  protoss 17 October 2017 01: 10 New
                  +1
                  that’s why you don’t bet on those people who don’t know the stories, which means you don’t see the whole picture.
                  but I know more or less, therefore I can even predict your (Israeli) one. you are now an absolutely alien subject to the region, an analogue of the crusader states (even geography coincided). you are not capable of assimilation of the Arabs surrounding you, therefore you are not capable of expansion. hold out there for a total of 150 years, of which 70 have already passed. during the last 30 years you will try to hold back with all your might, but in the end you will be forced to evacuate, and with great casualties.
                  and no, I am not anti-Semite, and I like Jews more than Arabs, although I have nothing against the latter.
          2. Cartalon
            Cartalon 16 October 2017 13: 56 New
            0
            The Kurds will have a state, for they want this and, unlike the Arabs, no one calls them cowards.
    3. protoss
      protoss 16 October 2017 12: 22 New
      +2
      it is a city of Turkmens, a significant part of which are Shiites.
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 16 October 2017 12: 31 New
        0
        Thanks for the amendment. Turns out Iraqi Turkomans
        also want autonomy, and it is with the capital in Kirkuk!
        Live and learn.
        1. protoss
          protoss 16 October 2017 14: 09 New
          +1
          the fact of the matter is that autonomy, not complete independence. these are two big differences.
  5. zivXP
    zivXP 16 October 2017 11: 54 New
    +1
    The Kurds make themselves an analogue of the Jews - we are poor, poor, no one loves us.
  6. sedoj
    sedoj 16 October 2017 11: 56 New
    10
    With such "aimed" shooting, you can do a lot of damage to the enemy.
    1. Zibelew
      Zibelew 16 October 2017 11: 58 New
      +7
      Mounted shooting, however
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 16 October 2017 12: 02 New
        +5
        Quote: Zibelew
        Mounted shooting, however

        "in Arabic" is called ....
        1. Stiletto_711
          Stiletto_711 16 October 2017 21: 02 New
          0
          Quote: Dead Day
          "in Arabic" is called ....

          Actually "by plane" smile
    2. rruvim
      rruvim 16 October 2017 13: 01 New
      +5
      I always wondered: Why are there so many destruction in Syrian cities, every centimeter is in holes, and there are losses among warring units. Because it’s important for the Arabs to just shoot. This was noticeable even in Blooming Beirut, when the Maronite Christians and Palestinian groups turned it into ruins in two months. There were plenty of fans to set the AKM around the corner of the house and shoot “somewhere” until the trunk “spit”. And Israeli aviation was not there. The "National Arab Game" is to destroy everything where you live. Then, all the same, other Arabs will come and begin to pour with concrete what was destroyed, and again build their honeycombs. They still have enough sand for centuries. I only shot from the AKM in the army once, three sighting, five single. Then they forced the cartridges to collect. I don’t think that our officers would agree with such a manner of firing from RMB.
  7. Partyzan
    Partyzan 16 October 2017 12: 04 New
    +6
    Quote: sedoj
    With such "aimed" shooting, you can do a lot of damage to the enemy.

    ask Aron, he somehow uploaded a video of how they are fighting, it's cool laughing
  8. Egorovich
    Egorovich 16 October 2017 12: 13 New
    +7
    Something like peace between the Kurds and the Iraqi government will only be through the mediation of Russia. The fact is 100%. But mattresses do not need this world.
  9. Yujanin.
    Yujanin. 16 October 2017 12: 15 New
    +2
    The first padded technique
  10. Livonetc
    Livonetc 16 October 2017 12: 27 New
    0
    I wonder if the United States or its allies delivered anti-tank systems like Javelins or the like to the Kurds?
    Or delivered but with the condition of abrams not to be naughty.
  11. donavi49
    donavi49 16 October 2017 13: 16 New
    +2
    The Kurds were blown away. The main forces fled.

    Lost in the morning:
    factory
    airport
    oil company
    K1
    base Tapach

    Focal resistance. At the Airport, they generally gave up.
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 16 October 2017 13: 18 New
      +2
      Local Arabs drive Kurdish forces out of their villages and meet the army.
      1. FLOOD
        FLOOD 16 October 2017 16: 04 New
        0
        "Iraqi Turkmen Front" opposed the referendum on the independence of the Krai
        "We have openly made it clear that we are opposed to a referendum in Kirkuk and other disputed regions," said Hassan Turan, deputy chairman of the Iraqi Turkmen Front
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 16 October 2017 13: 42 New
      0
      "The Kurds were blown away. The main forces fled" ////

      They did it right. Against tanks and equipment must be collected
      suitable means. And fight on your own terms.
    3. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 16 October 2017 15: 08 New
      +2
      Quote: donavi49
      The Kurds were blown away. The main forces fled.

      Somewhat unexpected, even strange. request Judging by the info in the article, they have an order to respond only to "militias". Hmm, as if they did not know that against them the regular army would trample with the corresponding materiel ...
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 16 October 2017 15: 50 New
        0
        And what to do with light weapons if tanks are coming at you?
        I have to run away. And they will return with anti-tank weapons.
  12. FLOOD
    FLOOD 16 October 2017 16: 00 New
    0
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Kirkuk will be taken, but not for long. It is a city of Sunnis and Kurds.
    Shiites are hostile.

    Kirkuk was never Kurdish. Shiites and Sunnis in it lived together. Until 1514, Kerkuk, Musul and Suleimaniya were part of the Safavid Empire, and from 1514 this territory was transferred to the Ottoman Empire. The population living there is mainly Turkoman.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 16 October 2017 17: 34 New
      0
      Yes, thanks for the amendment.
  13. FLOOD
    FLOOD 16 October 2017 16: 03 New
    0
    Quote: donavi49
    Local Arabs drive Kurdish forces out of their villages and meet the army.

    This flag in the picture, the flag of the "Turkmen Front" (there is such a subject in this territory), these are the same Turks.
    1. Golibjon
      Golibjon 17 October 2017 09: 46 New
      0
      laughing tongue how similar to Hollywood and Chuck Norris but only in bv and in real life bully