- a city in N Iraq.
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Examples from the Web for kirkuk
“We were part of the unit protecting gas and oil depots outside of Kirkuk,” Rashid says.Embedding With the Women Who Are Kicking ISIS Ass
December 15, 2014
At the time, the Kurdish Peshmerga did take up positions in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, where they remain to this day.Obama’s Iraq Plan Has a Killer Flaw—and Airstrikes Alone May Not Save It
August 8, 2014
Locals also know that ISIS needs more fighters in places like Tikrit, Anbar, Diyala and toward Kirkuk.ISIS’s Newest Recruit Is 10 Years Old
June 30, 2014
The oil of Kirkuk could make an independent Kurdistan economically viable.
When KRG forces seized the oil-rich city of Kirkuk last week, there were hardly any protests from Ankara.
It was rumored that we would continue to push on and would attack Kirkuk.
At length we got round to the road, and started to advance down it to Kirkuk.
Once we had reached the far side we set out to pick our way round Kirkuk to get astride the road leading thence to Altun Kupri.
Kirkuk is of very ancient origin—but of its early history little is known.
It provides an easy passage practicable in the depth of winter, from Armenia to Kirkuk and Baghdad.The Cradle of Mankind
- a city in NE Iraq: centre of a rich oilfield with pipelines to the Mediterranean. Pop: 548 000 (2005 est)
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