30 July 2018
Over nine months after the Kirkuk-Erbil road was closed following the Iraqi military take-over of Kirkuk, the Iraqi government and Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) have reached an agreement on its re-opening, Kurdistan 24 reports.
The Kirkuk governor made a statement announcing the opening of the road on Sunday and added that the re-opening would be dependent on the establishment of a customs checkpoint.
The road has been closed since October last year when the Iraqi military and Shia militias launched a take-over of Kirkuk province.
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