Iraqi forces takeover Kirkuk province

ANI | Updated: Oct 20, 2017 17:09 IST

Baghdad [Iraq], Oct.20 (ANI): Iraqi armed forces on Friday took control of the last district in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.

Battling Kurdish Peshmerga fighters for over three hours, the Iraqi Army gained control of Altun Kupri district, also known as Perde in Kurdish.

U.S-trained Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service units, Iranian-backed Popular Mobilisation and Federal Police were involved in the takeover operation that began at 7.30 a.m. local time.

Altun Kupri is located on the banks of the Zab river.

It was not immediately clear whether there had been any casualties in the fighting. (ANI)