Iraqi Govt forces enter disputed Kirkuk after Kurds flee

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Iraqi Govt forces enter disputed Kirkuk after Kurds flee

Iraqi government forces have entered central Kirkuk after taking key installations outside the disputed city from Kurdish fighters.

Thousands of people are leaving the Iraqi city of Kirkuk as the Iraqi army advances on Kurdish military positions around the city.

The Iraqi army earlier announced to seize control of Kirkuk city's airport, in addition to an oil field, the strategic military base and the Taza Khormatu district in the southeast.