An Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighter firing at Islamic State (IS) positions. File photo
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Erbil, Kurdistan Region – On Thursday, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched a major offensive against militants in several areas near the Iraqi-Syrian border, including Ayyadiya, Kask, Aski Mosul, Wana, medicine plant to Tel Kaif, Batnaya and Shingal areas.
The Peshmerga forces were able to regain control of the township Wank following clashes with extremists of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), after airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against locations of the IS at the outskirts of Camp Kask.
No casualties were reported during the coalition’s strikes.
Peshmerga’s official sources confirmed to ARA News their control over all roads linking between Tel Afar and Mosul, as well as cutting off all supplies of the Islamic State group there, adding that the death toll of the IS extremists in the Shingal area and Tel Kaif exceeded 300 militants in the past two days.
In the meantime, four wounded Peshmerga fighters were reportedly wounded and transferred from the Zammar Security branch to Dohuk hospital.
Noteworthy, the advisor of the National Security Council in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Masroor Barzani, said at a news conference on Wednesday that the Peshmerga regained control of 40 km in length and 15 km in width in the eastern and western areas of Mosul Dam.
Reporting by: Sarbaz Yusuf
Source: ARA News