SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Iraqi army on Monday forced out Kurdish farmers on their agricultural lands in the village of Tobzawa located in the disputed Kirkuk province, according to repoter.
The Iraqi army prevented the Kurdish farmers who claim the real ownership of the Agri-lands, from harvesting wheat, said Esta reporter.
“Only the Kurdish farmers were forced out. When the army arrived at the scene, they were in the middle of harvesting and the army warned them to quit working,” He said.
Kirkuk lies in an oil-rich and ethnically mixed part of the country. Control over the province has been contested by Kurdish and Iraqi authorities.