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Kurdistan

Peshmerga retake Kirkuk village in surprise attack

By Rudaw 6/7/2015
Peshmerga forces south of Kirkuk. Photo Rudaw
Peshmerga forces south of Kirkuk. Photo Rudaw

KIRKUK, Kurdistan Region—Kurdish Peshmerga forces recaptured a village from the Islamic State (ISIS) south of Kirkuk in the early hours of Monday, Kirkuk police chief said.

Brig. Sarhad Qadir told Rudaw that the Peshmerga attacked ISIS positions in Mura Gawra in the dark of night, capturing the village and killing 14 militants.

Qadir added that the surrounding areas were also cleared of ISIS control.

“The ISIS militants were totally defeated by this Peshmerga attack,” Qadir added.

According to Qadir, a group of ISIS militants relaunched a counterattack against the Peshmerga, “but they were hit back and weren’t able to retake any territory,”

The Kurdish Peshmerga took control of Kirkuk last summer shortly after ISIS captured Mosul from the Iraqi army. Since then they have fought some of their fiercest battles with the radical group south of the city.

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Smko Qadri
Smko Qadri | 6/7/2015
Dast xosh qorbani aw peshmergai hayatai bm
Janet, USA | 6/7/2015
Biji Peshmerga!!
Brain | 6/7/2015
Go team Peshmerga!
Paydar | 6/7/2015
Pishmarga improves his ability and skills each day. Fighting against guilt and darkness make you farther strong and human then you are. With a twenty seven historic civilisation the Kurd are going to pave the way to a better existence.
| 6/7/2015
Excellent!
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