The jet was shot down over an area controlled by Turkomen
tribes - ethnic Turks across the border in Syria.
The group of Kirkuk's oil producing domes, some 250 km north of Baghdad, is the heart of northern Iraq's oil industry and has a mixed population of Arabs, Kurds, and Turkomen
Armed Forces to conduct targeted airstrikes in support of an operation to deliver humanitarian assistance to the town of Amirli, where thousands of Shia Turkomen
have been cut off from receiving food, water, and medical supplies for two months by the IS force.
Two months ago, hundreds of ISIL terrorists advanced on Amirli cutting off food, water, and medical supplies to thousands of Shia Turkomen
living there," said a statement from the US Central Command (CENTCOM) Sunday.
Atrocious accounts of abduction and detention of Yazidi, Christian, as well as Turkomen
and Shabak women, girls and boys, and reports of savage rapes, are reaching us in an alarming manner," Bangura and Mladenov said in a (http://www.
Atrocious accounts of abduction of Yazidi, Christian, Turkomen
and Shabak women, girls and boys, and reports of savage rapes, are reaching us in an alarming manner.
The Security Council and Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have expressed concern about reports that the group, Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), attacked civilians in the cities of Kirkuk, and Qaraqosh, and earlier attacks in Tal Afar and Sinjar district of Ninewa Governorate, affecting mainly the vulnerable communities of Christians, Turkomen
, and Yezidis.
, Yazidis and Shabaks are facing systematic abductions, killings or the destruction of their property.
Kirkuk now has a Kurdish majority with significant Arab and Turkomen
The town, with a population of some 200,000 people, mostly ethnic Shiite and Sunni Turkomen
, was taken just before dawn, Mayor Abdulal Abdoul told the Associated Press.
Meanwhile, on the ground Isil militants captured the largely Turkomen
city of Tal Afar and its airport--it now controls five airports in Iraq.
But Sunday's fighting in Tal Afar, a majority Turkomen
town which is home to both Shi'ites and Sunnis, showed how volatile the deepening sectarian divisions have become.