ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Peshmerga forces foiled nine car bombs
deployed by Islamic State (ISIS) militants on the Nawaran front in
northern Mosul on Wednesday, where clashes are ongoing, a Kurdish
Peshmerga commander told Rudaw.
The commander, who spoke to Rudaw
on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the
media, said there were casualties among the Peshmerga, but that no
official figure has been released so far.
The Nawaran front is on the Nineveh plain, 10 kilometers from northern Mosul.
Earlier Wednesday, the militants launched several assaults against the Peshmerga on different battlefields.
Peshmerga soldiers were killed when their base near Kaske, west of
Mosul, was attacked by ISIS suicide bombers. Two other suicide bombers
were killed before they could detonate their payloads.
Wednesday afternoon, ISIS militants breached Peshmerga defense lines
near the Domez military base in Shingal with two car bombs.
was taken out by a Milan missile and the other by coalition warplanes,
according to Brig. Hakar Mohsin, a Peshmerga commander on the front. He
said there were no injuries or casualties to the Peshmerga from that
Also Wednesday, ISIS militants launched a prolonged
mortar barrage at a military base in Bashik in eastern Mosul, where
Turkish forces are training Sunni militiamen, killing two of the
trainees and wounding six. The Turkish trainers were reportedly unhurt.