kirkuk kirkuk  /ˌkɪr ˈkʊk/


  • (n) a city in northeastern Iraq; the center of a rich oilfield with pipelines to the Mediterranean


  1. 1,000 Kurdish soldiers desert Iraq army

    Kirkuk, Iraq (AFP) June 11, 2013 More than 1,000 Kurdish career soldiers in Iraq's army have deserted and want to be integrated into forces loyal to the autonomous Kurdistan region, a heavy blow to the country's stretched armed forces. The move comes after the Kurdish troops disobeyed orders to take part in an operation ordered by the Shiite-led authorities against a mainly Sunni Arab town. If ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Space War

  2. Iraq police avert bomb attack on north oilfield

    By Mustafa Mahmoud KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi police defused bombs planted at two oil wells near the northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, according to security and oil sources, who said exports to the Ceyhan port in Turkey were not affected. The bombs were discovered near two wells producing crude from the Bai Hassan oilfield, which is currently pumping around 150,000 barrels per day (bpd ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. "The problem of Kirkuk is a complicated one and failure to reach a solution will lead to more bloodshed," al-Mashhadani said.
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Mahmoud al-Mashhadani Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The Kurds will never relinquish or bargain over Kirkuk, but we accepted to regain Kirkuk through constitutional and legal methods. But if we despair of those constitutional and legal methods, then we will have the right to resort to other...
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Massoud Barzani Source: Forbes

  3. Kurdish lawmaker Mahmoud Othman said the Kurds were strongly opposed to the quota system for the council and to bringing in soldiers from elsewhere because it cast doubt "on the honesty and the loyalty of the current security force in Kirkuk."
    on Aug 3, 2008 By: Mahmoud Othman Source: San Francisco Chronicle

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