Tag Archives | Tuz Khurmatu

"Indiscriminate Attacks, Lootings and Arson" in Tuz Khurmatu

From Amnesty International. Satellite images, videos, photos and dozens of testimonies collected by Amnesty International show that civilians were forced to flee their homes after fierce clashes erupted between Iraqi government forces, supported by the Popular Mobilization Units, and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in Iraq’s multi-ethnic city of Tuz Khurmatu on 16 October 2017. Residents reported […]

Fleeing Tuz Khormato Residents put Strain on Kirkuk

By Adam Lucente for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Fleeing Tuz Khormato residents add more strain on Iraq's Kirkuk Farman Mohammad Rashid is from Kirkuk, and like others from the city he has family in Tuz Khormato. “I have two aunties there,” he […]

Video: Booby Traps Leave Town Deserted

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Until ten days ago the Iraqi town of Taza Khormatho [Tuz Khormato,Tuz Khurmatu], just south of Kirkuk city, was in the hands of ISIL fighters. But a week ago the Iraqi army and […]

Video: Iraqi Town Caught in Middle of Territory Dispute

Tuz Khurmatu, a town of low-rise buildings, palm trees and some 110,000 residents, is in a swathe of territory Kurdistan wants to incorporate in its autonomous region over Baghdad's strong objections. For the people of Tuz Khurmatu, simmering tensions between Baghdad and Kurdistan cause fear and are also bad for business: (Source: AFP)

Weekly Security Update for 2nd February 2012

There was no significant increase or decrease in the number of attacks recorded in Iraq last week but the fatality figure doubled from the previous week. At least 101 people were killed and 216 injured in nationwide incidents. Conditions appear to have worsened since the US military pullout at the end of 2011 and the […]