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Iraqi Army in Major Kirkuk Offensive

Iraqi Army in Major Kirkuk Offensive

The Iraqi army says it has taken over Kirkuk airport and military base during a major operation to seize control of the city from Kurdish forces. There has been artillery and gunfire in some areas as pro-government troops have moved in to secure key roads and oil and gas installations. We get the latest from there.

Also in the programme, the aftermath of Saturday's deadly attack in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. We speak to Somalia's Information Minister. And the runway in the middle of the Atlantic, at St Helena finally gets regular flights.

(Image: Iraqi forces flash the sign for victory as they advance in the southern outskirts of Kirkuk. Credit: Afp/Ahmad al-Rubaye)