DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 22, 2016, 4:39 PM (IDT)
The raid of Kirkuk launched by the Islamic State Friday began to spread Saturday, Oct. 22 to surrounding towns. debkafile’s military sources report that ISIS fighters headed south from Kirkuk in two heads. One tried to enter Laylan, a town 21 km south of the oil city, the second seized the crossroads of Rtes 2, 3 and 24 to sever Kirkuk from Baghdad.
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