Iraqi army threatens to ‘crush’ ISIS if they approach Kirkuk

A tank of Iraqi army is seen to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 16, 2017. (Reuters)

Commander of the second special operations in the Iraqi army, Maj. Gen. Maan al-Saadi, warned ISIS and Peshmerga forces on Friday that the national army will “crush” anyone that approaches the outskirts of Kirkuk.

Saadi continued saying that the security situation in Kirkuk is under control. He also denied any ISIS militant presence in the city or plans to attack them.

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Meanwhile, the Iraqi Observatory for Human Rights said that hundreds of injured children in Mosul are suffering and not receiving appropriate treatments for their conditions.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51