Peshmerga forces attack Islamic State’s positions west Mosul

Peshmerga fighters during clashes against ISIS near the border of Iraqi Kurdistan. File photo

ARA News

Erbil, Kurdistan Region – The Peshmerga forces attacked the bases of the Islamic State (IS/ISIL) in the western areas of Mosul, with an air cover by the U.S.-led coalition’s warplanes, military sources in Iraqi Kurdistan reported on Tuesday. 

An official source from the Special Forces of the Kurdish Peshmerga in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq reported that their fighters launched several attacks on IS headquarters near the village of Asheq west of Mosul in northern Iraq.

The source added that the Kurdish fighters, supported by the coalition’s warplanes, were able to kill dozens of IS militants on Tuesday, and destroy a number of the group’s armored vehicles.

According to the source, the IS radical group was planning to launch an attack on the Peshmerga’s positions in Kasak area, which is considered a fighting frontline between the Kurds and the militants west of Mosul.


Reporting by: Sarbaz Yousef

Source: ARA News

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