ISIS launches attack on Iraqi city of Kirkuk

January 30, 2015 12:05 PM

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ISIS launches attack on Iraqi city of Kirkuk

Amman, Jordan (CNN)ISIS militants have launched an attack on the oil-producing northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

There had been recent speculation that ISIS might attack Kirkuk to force Kurdish troops to divert their efforts away from Mosul, ISIS' stronghold in Iraq, about 100 miles to the northwest.

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