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Iraq army takes last Kurd-held area of Kirkuk province: security source

15:25, Friday, 20 October, 2017
Iraq army takes last Kurd-held area of Kirkuk province: security source

Iraqi forces clashed with Kurdish fighters Friday and retook control of the last sector of Kirkuk province in northern Iraq under the control of the Kurds, a security official said.

"The army, police and counter-terrorism forces entered the centre of the Altun Kupri region," just 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Arbil, said the source, asking not to be named.

"There were clashes but they managed to launch the assault... and hoist the flag on the municipality building."

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