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“We were part of the unit protecting gas and oil depots outside of Kirkuk,” Rashid says.
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|Jacob Siegel|August 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Locals also know that ISIS needs more fighters in places like Tikrit, Anbar, Diyala and toward Kirkuk.
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.
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.
This is Kirkuk, a town which contains, in its present name, one of the few memorials of the old Seleucid rulers.
At length we got round to the road, and started to advance down it to Kirkuk.
It provides an easy passage practicable in the depth of winter, from Armenia to Kirkuk and Baghdad.
It was rumored that we would continue to push on and would attack Kirkuk.