In what would act as an emboldening factor for Kurdish fighters of Iraq, they are reportedly very close to taking complete control of Iraq`s largest dam in Mosul from the claws of the Islamic State.
Jihadists raised their black flag in Iraq`s northern town of Sinjar in a second straight day of advances against Kurdish forces, sparking mass displacement the UN called a humanitarian tragedy.
The US has congratulated the Iraqis on the election of their new President Mohammed Fuad Masoum.
The attacks came two days after a relentless assault across Iraq killed at least 93 people and wounded many more.
Since the beginning of August, more than 190 people have been killed in violence across Iraq
More than 120 people have been killed in violence across Iraq since the start of August.
The rebels of the Kurdistan Workers` Party, or PKK, are fighting for autonomy in the Kurdish-dominated southeast region.
Kurdish rebels have used northern Iraq as a springboard for attacks on Turkish targets.
In Iraq, Nouri al-Maliki`s Shi’ite-dominated ruling coalition is increasingly shaky.
The entire staff of the detention centre is being questioned as part of the investigation into the prison break in Kirkuk.
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