Peshmerga forces advance against militants in Zammar


Kurdish peshmerga fighters load missile launcher during the clashes with militants of the Islamic State in Mosul. File photo

ARA News

Suruc, Turkey – On Wednesday, Iraqi Kurdish forces freed civilians who had been abducted by militants of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) in the countryside of Zammar district near the city of Mosul, northern Iraq, Kurdish officials said.

The Ministry of Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan said in a statement that 22 Kurdish captives were freed from IS prisons in the village of Kobani in Zammar, west of Mosul.  

“The operation was carried out according to accurate intelligence information,” the statement said.

Bahoz Kirkuki, an Iraqi Kurdish media worker, told ARA News that the Peshmerga forces regained control of the village on Tuesday evening. 

“The Peshmerga liberated the village (Kobani) and the Kurdish detainees following clashes with IS terrorists,” Kirkuki said. 

The Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region made progress at the expense of the radical Islamic State, regaining control of dozens of villages and areas in northern Iraq. The forces are also preparing military operations to regain control of the Yezidi-majority areas of Sinjar (Shingal). 


Reporting by: Mohammed Ali Ahmed

Source: ARA News

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