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Travel Warning WARNING: Since October 20, 2017, Kirkuk was occupied by Iraqi forces due to a small battle that had happened there. Despite the fact the city being under Iraqi forces, there have been several terrorist attacks in Kirkuk, including suicide bombings, vehicle bombings and shootings that have led to many innocent bystanders being killed. If you must go consult your embassy and see War zone safety.

Kirkuk is a city in Northern Iraq.

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Map of Kirkuk

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  • Baba gurgur (The eternal fire) that has been there for more than 4000 years.
  • The Kirkuk Citadel is considered to be the oldest part of the city. The citadel stands on an artificial mound 130 feet high located on a plateau across the Khasa River. The mound, or tell, is believed to have been built by King Ashurnasirpal II between 884 and 858 BCE as a military defence line of Arrapha.
  • The Qishla of Kirkuk was built in 1863 to be the headquarters of the Ottoman army in Kirkuk.
  • Prophet Daniel's Tomb
  • Bazari Pirehmerd

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The archaeological sites of Qal'at Jarmo and Yorgan Tepe are found at the outskirts of the modern city.

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