Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose for a photo holding an Islamic State (IS) group flag in the village of Sultan Mari west of the city of Kirkuk on March 9, 2015 after they reportedly re-took the area from IS jihadists. IS spearheaded a sweeping offensive in June 2014 that overran large parts of the country north and west of Baghdad, including in Kirkuk province. AFP PHOTO / MARWAN IBRAHIM (Photo credit should read MARWAN IBRAHIM/AFP/Getty Images)
Terrorists affiliated with the Islamic State have resurfaced in the Kirkuk region of Iraq, reportedly attacking two villages north of Kirkuk city mere hours after the Iraqi military and its Iran-backed militia allies began an invasion against the Kurdish government controlling the city.

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