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17 Peshmerga fighters killed in clashes with Iraqi army

Seventeen fighters of Kurdish Peshmerga were killed and 64 were injured during clashes with the Iraqi army, reports RIA News report of the head physician of the hospital in the city of Jam-Jamal Shirzad Hassan.

Early in the morning yesterday, government forces launched an operation to regain control of the province of Kirkuk, which for the last 3 of the year was under the direct control of the administration of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Seventeen members of the Peshmerga, as well as the militia were killed, sixty-four were injured,
Hassan told reporters.

According to media reports, the Iraqi army, as well as Shiite militia from the government organization al-Hashd al-Shaabi, almost without resistance, occupied a number of key oil and gas facilities in the province, a military base, and then the city of Kirkuk. Several thousand Kurdish fighters retreated from their positions in the early morning after receiving the appropriate order.

The dead members of the Peshmerga are those who disobeyed the order and decided to resist the Shiite militias,
explained the source to the agency.

According to him, “the Peshmerga detachment commanders responsible for the defense of the eastern borders of Kirkuk province, as well as its administrative capital, are members of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan Party (PUK)”.

A number of high-ranking members of this party, including Pavel Talabani (the son of the recently deceased PUK leader and Iraqi ss-president Jalal Talabani), held separate talks a few days ago with Kasem Suleymani (commander of the Special Corps of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), the theme of which was the surrender without a fight of the province of Kirkuk,
said the source.

Recall that the conflict between Baghdad and the Kurdish region over the affiliation of the province of Kirkuk aggravated after the holding of the September 25 independence referendum without the consent of the Iraqi authorities.
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  1. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 17 October 2017 08: 23
    The CIA begins a new slaughter in the Middle East.
    1. Finches
      Finches 17 October 2017 08: 27
      Here is a new hotbed of tension! The US supports the Kurds, but also runs its puppets from Iraq - "divide and rule"! That's just for the Americans this principle, spawning sensibly did not work ... Only blood, destruction and the Taliban!
      1. mirag2
        mirag2 17 October 2017 08: 29
        Here's a video from the Shiites in the topic: "Iraq’s Amy in Kirkuk."
      2. cniza
        cniza 17 October 2017 08: 30
        Quote: Mar. Tira
        The CIA begins a new slaughter in the Middle East.

        Why does it start? , continues, introducing plan "B" or whatever they have, they need a constant war.
        1. alexmach
          alexmach 17 October 2017 08: 46
          Come on you. while these are all minor trifles
          1. cniza
            cniza 17 October 2017 08: 49
            Everything in life begins with trifles, I would really like it to end there, but alas ...
            1. alexmach
              alexmach 17 October 2017 11: 20
              Finishing it all is just the end of the story. In the meantime, nothing really began with the Kurds.
          2. Partyzan
            Partyzan 17 October 2017 11: 45
            Angel de Quatier. Diary of a Madman

            There was no nail - the horseshoe was gone, There was no horseshoe - the horse was lame, The horse was lame - the commander was killed, The cavalry was defeated, the army was running, The enemy enters the city, sparing no prisoners, Because there was no nail in the forge! An unaccounted for trifle, a nail in the forge can lead to a fatal result.
            it all starts with them
            1. alexmach
              alexmach 17 October 2017 11: 56
              If you dig right up to the nails, then it started there already about 15 years ago, specifically with the Kurds a couple of years ago. And so it all started with the collapse of the USSR and the collapse was rooted somewhere in the 60s, and Stalin had foreseen it ......
              IMHO what is happening there now - little things in life. Of course, I could be wrong, time will tell.
      3. The black
        The black 17 October 2017 08: 43
        Well, here’s the second part of the Marlezon ballet ... the next to enter the arena are the Turks ...
    2. stolz
      stolz 17 October 2017 09: 02
      Ah, what a great event, in its meaning, comparable only to the battle of Stalingrad! It must certainly be covered in the world media and Internet resources.
  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto 17 October 2017 08: 26
    I don’t understand who to root for? Are there orientalists? Do any of these two parties benefit us there?

    Some kind of mess and bacchanalia.
    1. Viktor.12.71
      Viktor.12.71 17 October 2017 08: 50
      Support for the Kurds is now only beneficial to the United States as cannon fodder against the needles; for the rest of the players, they are like an eyesore and create a problem.
      1. Dezinto
        Dezinto 17 October 2017 08: 53
        you are the United States as cannon fodder against igil

        And what do we need against the igil?
        1. Viktor.12.71
          Viktor.12.71 17 October 2017 09: 46
          Quote: DEZINTO
          And what do we need against the igil?

          Turkey will be lost, relations will greatly deteriorate with Iraq and Iran. That's why the Kurds will not be supported, not profitable.
    2. Dorren
      Dorren 17 October 2017 09: 57
      In short, we have interests here and there. So what are we for the world.
    3. aquatic
      aquatic 18 October 2017 21: 01
      I don’t understand who to root for?

      USA stands for ISIS, An Nusra is actually an Israeli special service. The Kurds are also the United States, when ISIS began to repair in the Bose its territory began to move quickly to the Kurds, as if they were not ISIS, but they could drive oil just like ISIS according to US stones) they would drive oil through their territory through Deir -zor, Palmyra to Jordan and there Israel would rub the handles next to it ... but Deir-Zor didn’t get through the palmyra anyway))) the Kurds didn’t get there)) the Turks also cut the second distillation channel, so now the Kurds don’t sew a mare’s tail with meat for the United States and they understand this, therefore, everything will be quietly peaceful, make some noise, calm down, live as before)

      and you have to root for the ordinary people of Syria, Iran, Iraq, etc. so that they finally get the long-awaited peace, throw the provocateurs prophesying war and blood from a couple of famous states and finally live happily ever after.
  3. aszzz888
    aszzz888 17 October 2017 08: 58
    ... the next plan B, C, D is played out by the merikatosia and further alphabetically ... angry
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  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 17 October 2017 09: 07
    held separate negotiations

    The Kurds cannot understand each other - who for whom and for what ideas, but declare independence. One thing is clear - the meat grinder continues to the delight of those who started it in BV.
  5. Mar.Tirah
    Mar.Tirah 17 October 2017 09: 18
    Quote: DEZINTO
    I don’t understand who to root for? Are there orientalists? Do any of these two parties benefit us there?

    Some kind of mess and bacchanalia.

    Support Russia. We are not profitable for a new war in the Middle East. We have good relations with both Kurds and Iraq. Parts of Kurds stuck their heads in the US State Department, like Ukrainians that they are the navels of the earth, and they have all rights, and any measures will be taken to achieve .And there, for every piece of land, there has been a war for centuries. This is what the CIA uses.
  6. Galleon
    Galleon 17 October 2017 10: 01
    That is what it is like to have great and omnipotent friends. But both of them were taught by instructors from the same “driving school”. And the serial numbers on the weapons of Iraqis and Kurds are slightly different. American business - creating new markets and maintaining demand: arm, train, poison both sides and sell weapons and drugs to both for the wealth of the bowels. It would be funny if it were not for the desire to close this "bazaar".
  7. Bronevick
    Bronevick 17 October 2017 10: 11
    The Kurds did not last long.