i guess iran asked them to expedite the operation just to make
a point with trump's regime and it's local dogs.
i anticipate a torrent of tweets.

Iraqi Forces Sweep Into Kirkuk, Checking Kurdish Independence Drive

KIRKUK, Iraq — After weeks of threats and posturing, the Iraqi government began a military assault on Monday to blunt the independence drive by the nation’s Kurdish minority, wresting oil fields and a contested city from separatists pushing to break away from Iraq.

In Erbil, the pesh merga general command said in a statement that Shiite militias had taken part in operations in Kirkuk Province, calling it “a flagrant declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan.” The military command in Baghdad said there was an understanding that the Shiite militias would not enter Kirkuk.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/16/world/middleeast/kirkuk-iraq-kurds.html