GOOD NEWS: ISIS has lost 95% of its gains in Iraq.
POWER VACUUM: The multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk produces a large amount of oil, which the U.S. trained Kurdish army wants to control.
UPDATE: Iraqi forces seized the oil fields and air base in Kirkuk on Monday, Oct. 16. The Kurds withdrew. (Circa News story)
The U.S. is not currently supporting either side’s claims. Read more at Stars & Stripes