Iraqi forces 'preparing major attack' in Kirkuk, KRG claims

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Iraqi army reinforcements drive down a road, linking Hawija to Kirkuk, near the village of Khabbaz on October 7, 2017. (AFP Photo)
Iraqi army reinforcements drive down a road, linking Hawija to Kirkuk, near the village of Khabbaz on October 7, 2017. (AFP Photo)

Iraqi government forces and Iranian-trained Iraqi paramilitaries are "preparing a major attack" on Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) forces in the area of Kirkuk, the KRG claimed Wednesday.

"We're receiving dangerous messages that Iraqi forces, including Popular Mobilization and Federal Police are preparing a major attack .. on Kurdistan," said the KRG 's Security Council in tweet confirmed by a Kurdish official.

Offensives are being prepared in the areas of Kirkuk and Mosul, it said.

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