Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) A security source in Kirkuk Province revealed, that dozens of civilians who fled ISIS-held areas in Hawija district, arrived in the center of the city, Alsumaria News reported on Wednesday.
The source said in a statement, “Tens of displaced families, mostly women and children, arrived today in Maktab Khaled area, in western Kirkuk.”
“The families fled the ISIS-held areas in Hawija district, and were received by Peshmerga forces,” the source added on condition of anonymity.
“Kirkuk is receiving groups of people fleeing ISIS-held areas after checking their names to prevent the entry of ISIS members,” the source explained.
The areas of Zab, Abbasi, Riyad, Rashad and Hawija district, southwest of Kikruk, are still under the control of the ISIS extremist group.