Deputy Governor of Kirkuk Rakan Saeed al-Jobouri has been assigned to run the city until a new governor is chosen in accordance with the local municipals’ elections.
Egypt calls on the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government to practice self-restraint and avoid collisions that may result in more complications.
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi stressed working in accordance with the Iraqi constitution to serve the citizens and protect the unity of the country.
The federal forces have taken control of vital sites in Kirkuk upon directives from the Iraqi leadership.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi directed the armed forces to protect all citizens in Kirkuk.
The Anti-Terrorism Authority forces deployed widely in the K1 airbase in Kirkuk province.