Kirkuk redux was a bloodless offensive. Here’s why

Not only are the Kurds in Iraq eternally riven, but the KRG knows it needs its oil pipeline to Turkey to remain open. And then there is the role played by a certain Iranian negotiator to consider

October 17, 2017 6:23 PM (UTC+8)
Artillery belonging to the Iraqi Security Forces reaches Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 17, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Alaa Al-Marjani
Artillery belonging to the Iraqi Security Forces reaches Kirkuk, Iraq, on October 17, 2017. Photo: Reuters / Alaa Al-Marjani
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