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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 20h
Kurdish schools in Kirkuk remain closed as teachers go on strike ▪️ KRG has been failing to pay all civil servants in time and without cuts. In total, Kurdish teachers have been paid only salaries of four months in all of 2020.
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KirkukNow 21h
Outrage on social media prevents 14-year-old girl’s marriage to a 51-year-old man ▪️ "I apologize to everyone who felt upset due to the news of our marriage. From here I announce that the wedding has been cancelled"
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KirkukNow 22h
Remains of 104 Ezidis to be handed over to families soon ▪️ All the victims are from Kocho village. They will be handed over to their families before 31 January 2021.
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KirkukNow Nov 29
The Popular Mobilisation Forces (Hashd al-Sha'bi) claims to have arrested the "so-called military administration official of ISIS" in Kirkuk province.
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KirkukNow Nov 29
Kurdish schools in Kirkuk remain closed as teachers go on strike ▪️ Most teachers of Kurdish schools in Iraq's disputed areas get salaries from the KRG, but the KRG has been failing to pay them.
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KirkukNow Nov 29
Another protest against the Baghdad-Erbil agreement was staged today in Shingal. The agreement، which was signed on 1 October, stipulates the installment of a new administrative council, & only Federal Police, the National Security & Intelligence agencies to control security.
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KirkukNow Nov 29
Remains of 104 Ezidis to be handed over to families soon ▪️ All the victims are from Kocho village. They will be handed over to their families before 31 January 2021.
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KirkukNow Nov 29
Outrage on social media prevents 14-year-old girl’s marriage to a 51-year-old man ▪️ “At the request of the deputy of the Ezidi Mir and people who objected, I have decided not to let my daughter marry that man.”
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KirkukNow Nov 29
Olive harvesting season at Lalish Temple in Shékhan district, Nineveh province.
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KirkukNow Nov 28
Government orders only Iraqi flag to be hoisted in Shingal ▪️ The order comes comes nearly two months after the signing of the agreement between the Iraqi Federal Government and the Kurdistan Regional Government on 1 October 2020.
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KirkukNow Nov 28
Protesters in rebuild the tents that were burnt last night at al-Haboubi square. According to the Dhi Qar Health Department, yesterday's toll in Nasiriyah rose to 85 dead & wounded, after armed men from the Sadrist Movement in civilian clothing attacked the protestors.
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KirkukNow Nov 27
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 Nov 27
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 Nov 27
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 Nov 27
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 Nov 27
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 Nov 27
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 Nov 27
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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