|A collection of videos, describing and showing some of the events as the Iraqi forces / Iranian backed militia invaded on 16th October, 2017, 3 weeks after an independence referendum for Bashur, Iraqi Kurdistan, was held on 25th September, 2017, resulting in 92.73% of votes in favour of independence, with a turnout of 72.16% of registered voters. The invasion marked a major set-back in Kurdish hopes for an independent nation as the KRG has lost 40% of land under its jurisdiction and their main source of revenue, the Kirkuk oil fields. As a result, the KRG was now reliant on an annual budget from the central Iraqi government. The KRG, was also made to sign a handwritten pledge not to seek independence again as a precondition for the end of the conflict.|
|New York Times News report,
"Iraqi forces oust Kurds".
|Iranian backed militia / Iraqi forces attack KDP with missiles.||In Kirkuk, after removing the Kurdish governor and appointing an Arabic governor, during a press conference the Kirkuk Police Chief was told to speak in Arabic only. The Kurdish language is an official language according to the Iraqi constitution.|
|Iraqi Forces remove the Kurdish flag and raise the Iraqi flag.||Dubiz, Iranian backed militia / Iraqi forces invade PDK offce.||Iraqi Forces take down the Kurdish flag from the government building, in Kirkuk.|
|Iraqi Forces display true attitude towards Kurds, Kurdistan and the Kurdish flag.||Tuz Khurmatu, Iranian backed militia / Iraqi forces blow up Kurdish homes and loot property.||Kurds leave in large numbers as Iranian backed militia / Iraqi forces arrive, 16th October, 2017!|
|Al Jazeera News report,
"100,000 Kurds fled the Kirkuk region".
|Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk in one day.||In Prdi, American Abrams tank which had been used by Iranian backed Militia / Iraqi forces and abandoned after being destroyed by Peshmerga..|
|Rudaw News report, on the destruction of Tuz Khurmatu by Iranian backed militia / Iraqi forces during their invasion on 16th October, 2017.||Haroon Rashid was Killed in the Kurdish city of Tuz Khurmato by Iranian backed militias / Iraqi Forces, 16th October, 2017.||Minyar Bunjaq Haverki is 23 years old, he is a member of the Peshmerga. He fought ISIS, he was not wounded fighting ISIS but he was injured by Hashd al-Shaabi.|