Skip to comments.Officials: ISIS attacks Kurd forces in Iraq [15 simultaneous attacks in Northern Iraq]
Posted on 10/20/2014 12:59:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the Kurdish news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for Kurdish-held territory.
The deadliest of the attacks targeted Mosul Dam, a hugely important location.
First, an ISIS-commandeered military truck loaded with explosives targeted a Peshmerga checkpoint along the security belt circling the dam, killing six Peshmerga security forces and injuring seven others critically, according to Peshmerga forces spokesman Said Mamazeen.
At almost the same time, ISIS militants launched an attack on the Nineveh Valley near the dam, which was repelled by Peshmerga forces using European and American weapons, the spokesman said.
Another Kurdish military official, who asked not to be named for protocol and security reasons, said that despite the attacks, it would be difficult for ISIS to gain control of the dam because of the large numbers of Peshmerga forces in the area.
A senior official at the Ministry of Peshmerga, who similarly asked not to be identified as a matter of government protocol, reported that ISIS fighters were also killed in the attacks, and that the Peshmerga successfully repelled most of the more than dozen incidents Monday.
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I guess we know what the meaning of isis now.
Revenge for Kobani
Keep up the great work.
And, no prisoners.
Absolutely no prisoners. Kill them where they are found.
The Kurds aren’t constrained by the suicidal R.O.E. that the U.S. and other NATO countries imposed on themselves.
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