Peshmerga forces report more gains against ISIS in Kirkuk and Mosul

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Qamishli, Syria – About 300 militants of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) were killed or injured as a result of strikes launched by the Kurdish Peshmerga forces on the villages of Maktab Khalid, Mullah Abdullah and Tel Ward in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, Kurdish military commander Kamal Kerkukli said Monday.

He pointed out that the radical group left behind more than 100 dead bodies in addition to a large numbers of weapons. 

“The Peshmerga forces reported  remarkable advances in Kirkuk, supported by the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes, causing the radical group IS great losses and burned many of their armored vehicles,” Kerkukli told reporters.  

“The IS military units in the al-Multaqa sub-district were targeted by the Peshmerga,” he said, adding that the areas of Maktab Khaled, Tel Ward, Asaliya, Mullah Abdullah, Khabbaz and Buiter Bridge are now under the control of the “valiant Kurdish Peshmerga forces”.

In the context of anti-IS battles in Iraq, Barzani Ahmed, a fighter in the ranks of “Rojava’s Peshmerga” (Syrian Kurdish fighters who had received military training in the Kurdistan region of Iraq), told ARA News in Mosul that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, backed by Rojava’s Peshmerga, regained control of various areas in western and eastern Mosul in the Iraqi province of Nineveh.

The Kurdish forces were able to retake several villages in the countryside of Mosul on Sunday.

 

Reporting by: Dilshad Muhammad

Source: ARA News

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