Warm Welcome in Kirkuk for Convoy of Kurdish Fighters

Kurdish forces defending the oil city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq received reinforcements on Saturday (August 9). Firat News Agency pictures show a convoy of trucks carrying troops on the road to Kirkuk from Rania and receiving waves and cheers from people lined along the roadside in then town. Islamic State militants have launched attacks on the town, held by Kurdish forces since government troops melted away in June as the extremists advanced.

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