18 Oct 2017

Kurds seize Raqqa oilfields, Iraq takes Kirkuk

From Morning Report, 6:11 am on 18 October 2017

As Kurdish-led forces take back control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, two of the largest oilfields in their own disputed area have now been seized. A string of oilfields - vital to the Kurdish economy - have been seized by Iraqi troops. Troops have taken over sites, including Kirkuk city, in the wake of a Kurdish referendum on independence was declared illegitimate by Iraq's central government. Iraq correspondent Fazel Hawramy has just returned from Kirkuk and joins us with the latest news.