Iraqi army advances on Kurdish-held Kirkuk

TEHRAN, Oct. 16 (MNA) - Exchanges of artillery fire reportedly took place on Monday south of the city of Kirkuk in Iraq between Iraqi Army and Kurdish forces.

The Iraqi troops have launched a massive offensive to take control over the contested region, Sputnik reported.

Kurdish Peshmerga militia reportedly clashed with Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces ( Hashd Shaabi) that were trying to enter Kirkuk from the town of Taza Khurmatu just south of the disputed region, Hemin Hawrami, senior assistant to Kurdish region's head Masoud Barzani, said Monday.

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