Daesh, Iraqi forces clash in Kirkuk

– Security forces patrol in armed vehicles on Kirkuk streets where efforts to clear Daesh continue
– Street-to-street fighting between Daesh militants and security forces in Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk took place on Saturday, a local source told Anadolu Agency.

The source, who cannot be named due to security reasons, told an Anadolu Agency correspondent there were “intense clashes” in the Dumiz, June 1 and Esra Mahkudin neighborhoods.

Security forces blockaded the neighborhoods on Friday when Daesh terrorists attacked the city center.

There were clashes in street alleys involving security-force patrols in armed vehicles, according to the source.

Kurdish Regional Government Vice President Kosrat Rasul Ali, in a statement on Friday, claimed “90 percent of Kirkuk” had been cleared of Daesh.

On Friday night, Daesh suicide bombs struck the city center, killing 17 people and injuring more than 40 others.