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KirkukNow
KirkukNow is the leading Iraqi independent media that covers the disputed areas in the country.
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KirkukNow 13h
Two attacks on same night in Kirkuk’s Daquq district ▪️ Despite reassurances from the Joint Operations Command, attacks by gunmen in the disputed areas continue to take place.
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KirkukNow 14h
Federal government replaces personnel at two checkpoints in Khanaqin ▪️ A source has confirmed to KirkukNow that the units of the newly arrived force have been stationed at the two checkpoints on 25 November to replace the existing ones.
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KirkukNow 15h
Munira was taken from women shelter and hanged by her brothers ▪️ Munira’s problems go back to 2018 when her husband takes her to court with the accusation of “adultery,” according to Shukriya Ghafour, director of Kurdistan Women Union’s Garmiyan branch.
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KirkukNow 17h
Kirkuk Police confiscates 14.6 million Tramadol pills ▪️ “No suspect has been detained yet, but a thorough investigation has been started,” head of anti-narcotics department of Kirkuk Police, Colonel Huma Ra’ouf, told KirkukNow
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KirkukNow 18h
After excessive rainfall, the roof of the newly-renovated Kirkuk's Kayseria Market leaks water in several places. The market caught fire in 2018 and 220 shops were burnt down.
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KirkukNow 18h
Two attacks on same night in Kirkuk’s Daquq district ▪️ A source from the security forces told KirkukNow that four soldiers were injured in an IED explosion. ▪️ A villager was injured in another attack.
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KirkukNow 19h
Federal government replaces personnel at two checkpoints in Khanaqin ▪️ “Eggs, chickens and several types of fruit and vegetables are being smuggled through those checkpoints into the central and southern regions of Iraq"
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KirkukNow Nov 27
MSF warns of dire humanitarian consequences if Laylan camp is closed ▪️ “Our house has been destroyed. We have young children and we don’t know how we’ll manage if we are sent back. The weather is getting colder and colder each day."
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KirkukNow Nov 26
Munira was taken from women shelter and hanged by her brothers ▪️ “They cover up cases of women. They conceal information from us while they themselves can’t protect women. Munira is an example; the authorities handed her over to her family to be killed.”
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KirkukNow Nov 25
"This year is like no other. Even before COVID-19 hit, violence against women and girls had reached pandemic proportions. Globally, 243 million women and girls were abused by an intimate partner in the past year":
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KirkukNow Nov 25
Two sources tell KirkukNow that Rakan Jibouri is not entering parliament ▪️ “It seems that Rakan Jibouri wants to become an MP to avoid punishment for his corruption cases and get immunity.”
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KirkukNow Nov 25
The new Baba-Shékh to visit Shingal soon ▪️ "We don’t know when the visit will take place, but once a date is set, he will go and we don’t believe that anyone will stand in his way because it is a religious decision and he is going to unify all Ezidis"
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KirkukNow Nov 25
Disagreement between forces in Shingal on newly deployed Federal Police ▪️ "The mission of the Federal Police forces in Shingal is to oversee the security of the district and implement the Shingal agreement."
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KirkukNow Nov 25
Another Kurdish official suggests agreement for disputed areas similar to Shingal’s ▪️ “The Kurdish leadership didn’t work seriously to implement Article 140 in the beginning.”
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KirkukNow Nov 25
▪️ MSF warns of dire humanitarian consequences if Laylan camp is closed. ▪️ “With this rapid closure, there is no time for MSF to provide patients with medication to cover a three-month period till they manage to access another health facility": Gul Badshah, head of .
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KirkukNow Nov 25
“Our concern is that patients may have to move out of the camp in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are eight confirmed COVID-19 cases in the camp’s isolation area”: Gul Badshah head of .
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KirkukNow Nov 25
Two sources tell KirkukNow that Rakan Jibouri is not entering parliament ▪️ The sources' comments come after rumours were spread by some outlets and on social media that the governor is planning to become an MP.
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UNAMI Nov 25
🏠Shelters ☎️Hotlines 🥼Counseling Services for survivors are essential services. All support for survivors of gender-based violence needs to be available for those in need, even during the pandemic.
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KirkukNow Nov 25
"The UN Secretary-General’s 'UNiTE by 2030 to End Violence against Women campaign' is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence (25 November to 10 December 2020) under the global theme, 'Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!'":
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KirkukNow Nov 25
Federal Commission of Integrity: Director of General Planning of Kirkuk Administration sentenced to three years prison in addition to a fine on charges of taking bribes.
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