Places in news (Kirkuk city in Iraq)
Posted on : 04 Feb 2020Views: 367
- Kirkuk is a city in Iraq.
- Kirkuk is an ethnically mixed oil-rich province of Kurds, Sunni and Shiite Arabs, and Turkmen. It has long been at the center of disputes between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
- The central government controlled Kirkuk until 2014, when the Iraqi army crumbled as the "Islamic State" (IS) swept through large parts of Iraq and Syria. Kurdish forces moved in to fill the security gap left by the Iraqi army, taking Kirkuk city and parts of the province to prevent their capture by IS.
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City Kirkuk was in news recently is in which country
Right Ans : Iraq