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Kurdistan

Peshmerga foil major ISIS assault west of Mosul, killing 100 militants

By Rudaw 4/3/2016
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ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — In an intense battle between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State (ISIS) militants west of Mosul on Thursday more than 100 militants were killed.

“We killed 100 militants and all their bodies are left under Peshmerga control,” Majid Sindi, commander of the Zeravani forces west of the Tigris River told Rudaw.

Sindi added that, “ISIS wanted to take the territories of Talafar, Kaske and the Mosul dam,”

According to Peshmerga commander Zaim Ali, more than 400 militants launched an attack on several Peshmerga defense posts in the region that led to an intense confrontation lasting several hours.

Peshmerga officials said today’s attack was one of ISIS’s biggest in a year.

For his part Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani sent a message to the Peshmerga, hailing them for the quick response to the ISIS assault.

“I have infinite thanks to the brave and courageous Peshmerga on all the defense lines. With brave sons like you Kurdistan’s enemies will only see defeat and failure,” Barzani said.

Kurdish commanders on the front said coalition jets played an important role in helping the Peshmerga during the battle.

Territories targeted by ISIS today were initially taken by the group in 2014 but were later expelled by the Kurdish forces.

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Gamer | 4/3/2016
Bloody hell! 100 ISIS bastards taken care of Well done!
qalla | 4/3/2016
Stupid terrorists never learn, they think they can launch a surprise attack like they did 2 years ago and take territory, it's another ball game entirely when the Peshmerga are prepared and ready for them.
kurt basar | 4/3/2016
The Turkish terrorist state is the biggest provocateur & supporter for these Middle Eastern mess & ISIl savages, you can kill as many as you can, but they are breading same as the cockroaches with the Salafi muslims money & Turkish terorist state help. The only solution for to finish these filthy International Salafi Muslim terorists, who are backed by the Qatar, Saudi Arabia & Turkish terorist state & their AKP cult is, creation of the pro western Kurdistan by the secular western civilization & NATO. And they should also tell their zealout Muslim member Turkish terorist state, who are supporters of the Al Qaeda, ISIL savages & Muslim brotherhood terorists, stop their heinous & barbaric crime against the Kurds & close all of their borders to those Muslim cutthroats.
Shivan | 4/3/2016
Congratulations keep up the good work and stay safe xode le gelwebit. Leave the trail of dead bodies to the door steps of Mosul
K | 5/3/2016
Truly outstanding. They are the only credit we have. I wonder where were were the Iraqi army? Are they still waiting for Hashd al Shaabi to put their flip flops on?
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