Iraq: Displaced Kirkuk Kurds arrive at «Sardasht» camp

A reported 110 Kurdish families displaced from Kirkuk province arrived at 'Sardasht' camp, Sulaymaniyah province, by Thursday, following the city of Kirkuk’s seizure by Iraqi forces. Jamal Mahmoud, Coordinator of the Islamic League Organisation, explained that «displaced people from Kirkuk have fled to Sulaymaniyah province and we have provided them with humanitarian and food aid for the children... Еще and the elderly and all necessary needs, as well as the distribution of blankets and furniture to the camp of Surdash, where there are 110 families from Kirkuk and Tuz Khurmato.» On Monday, Iraqi government forces and 'al-Hashd al-Sha'abi', also known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), entered the city of Kirkuk in Iraqi Kurdistan. Tensions between Baghdad and the Kurds have been brewing since Iraqi Kurds overwhelmingly voted for secession in a September 25 referendum that Baghdad rejected as illegal. Kurdish Peshmerga forces took control of oil-rich Kirkuk after the Iraqi army fled a major offensive by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in 2014.

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