In the name of Allah, the Merciful to all, the Compassionate
When last month the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), captured Mosul and attacked Kirkuk, Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq, did not hesitate to capture Kirkuk to save it from ISIS. Everyone knew that in no way did Kurdistan have plans of leaving Kirkuk. It was a big prize handed over to them on a silver platter. Without Kirkuk, Kurdish independence was meaningless.