Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Login

Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using
 

Email

 

Rudaw

Kurdistan

Kirkuk security arrest five terror suspects

By Rudaw 15/6/2017
Rudaw file photo of a group of suspects arrested in Kirkuk.
Rudaw file photo of a group of suspects arrested in Kirkuk.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kirkuk security, Asayesh, announced it had arrested “five terrorists” involved in a string of terrorist acts in Kirkuk.

“At 11am on Thursday, after collecting information and precise follow-ups, we managed to arrest five terrorists in the town of Laylan in two raids,” Farhad Hama Ali, media officer of the Kirkuk Asayesh, told Rudaw.

Ali added the militants were wanted by a Kirkuk court on allegations of involvement in terror acts in the Kirkuk city area.

According to Ali, earlier this week they arrested another four persons in Daquq town and Kirkuk city’s Amal Shaabi.

“Those arrested this week were all Arabs from Kirkuk,” he explained. 

ISIS has recently increased its military maneuvers south of Kirkuk.

In the course of a month, the Peshmerga has repulsed multiple ISIS attacks. Yesterday the group launched an assault on the Peshmerga in the town of Tuz Khurmatu, about 70 kilometers south of Kirkuk, marking the fourth similar assault on the Peshmerga, all repelled. 

After Iraqi forces fled large parts of the country in the face of an offensive by ISIS in June 2014 – leaving land and massive caches of weapons to the militants – Kurdish Peshmerga forces moved into the areas and recently Kurdish President Masoud Barzani declared that the areas were no longer considered disputed, claimed by both Erbil and Baghdad.

There are still three major towns ISIS rules in southern Kirkuk, Hawija, Riaz and Rashad. Residents of those towns have fled towards Kirkuk in large numbers. ISIS militants sometimes disguise themselves as civilians among them, thereby infiltrating Kirkuk.

Comments

 
Kurdish no fear of anyone | 16/6/2017
Y'all Arabs are stupid n supporting Isis when well you stop supporting Isis
Non kurd | 16/6/2017
Well done, Kirkuk police force.

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

GOKCE KAVAK | 2/25/2018 7:49:33 AM
United Kingdom 🇬🇧-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights are also deeply very interested in its relationship with Turkey 🇹🇷 and Turkey 🇹🇷,...
Mohamedzzz | 2/25/2018 12:19:43 PM
What the hell this means, today's Hurryiet News says: Turkey welcomes UN Security Council decision for cease-fire in Syria http://www.hurri...
Turkey says will ‘remain resolute’ fighting ‘terror’ groups in Syria
| 10 hours ago | (3)
Waiting for better times | 2/25/2018 11:27:17 AM
Time for Kurds to recognize their limitations and the absolute lack of support, and act accordingly : Wait, there will be a better time.
Mohamedzzz | 2/25/2018 12:15:59 PM
40 million Kurds should do more, they can't sit and see how Turkey destroys their Lives, their dreams, and their existance, terrorist state Turkey...
Salih Muslim arrested in Prague
| 8 hours ago | (3)
Free Kurdistan | 2/25/2018 11:50:47 AM
Kurdistan is under permanent siege . Freedom for Kurds.
Eugene | 2/25/2018 12:10:03 PM
This a very good article ,I believe.......If three areas want independence(as a group...Basra{ Shiite area}....the Sunni areas...and Kurdis...
Will the Kurds simply wait for Iraq’s next crisis?
| 10 hours ago | (4)
White wolf | 2/16/2018 9:51:44 PM
Evertime winer Turkish solders. do you understand we. Mustafa Kemal Atatürk ----Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Janne Finland | 2/25/2018 11:59:41 AM
Kurds were stupid enough to take USA as their friend. USA is known to sell ANY of their friends for the highest bidder. Russia and Iran do not sell...
YPG kill 7 Turkish soldiers in deadliest day of Afrin operation: army
| 3/2/2018 | (16)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

‘We are all proud of her’: Rudaw staff share memories of Shifa Gardi 3 hours ago |

‘We are all proud of her’: Rudaw staff share memories of Shifa Gardi

"She is a symbol of the women, the fighting more
New strikes hit Syria's Ghouta despite ceasefire call 4 hours ago |

New strikes hit Syria's Ghouta despite ceasefire call

residents woke to the sounds of fresh air raids more
0.75 seconds