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Iraq

Last ISIS Holdout in Rabia Retaken by Kurdish Forces

By Rudaw 2/10/2014
Peshmerga forces captured the last remaining ISIS holdout in Rabia, a strategic town on the Iraq-Syrian border.
Peshmerga forces captured the last remaining ISIS holdout in Rabia, a strategic town on the Iraq-Syrian border.
RABIA, Northern Iraq - A public hospital that was the last holdout of Islamic State fighters in the Iraq-Syria border town of Rabia was seized by Kurdish Peshmerga forces overnight.

The jihadists had been using the building as a sniper post to attack Kurdish soldiers who retook the rest of the strategic town on Tuesday.

Nasim Bradosty, a Peshmerga commander, told Rudaw the hospital had now been cleared of ISIS fighters and three of the group’s snipers were among an unknown number of dead.

Peshmerga forces captured more than 20 machine guns, five RPG rockets and 2 Humvee vehicles abandoned as ISIS retreated from the area, which was now under complete Peshmerga control.

Kurdish forces have also succeeded in retaking more than 10 villages in the Rabia area after heavy clashes with ISIS fighters.

Kurdish officials believe control of Rabia, on a strategic road from the Syrian border to Mosul, will help Kurdish forces to eventually advance towards ISIS-held Shingal and Zumar.

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Norwegian | 2/10/2014
Peshmerga are crazy motherf**ers :) They are awesome!
WHY? | 2/10/2014
This has been confirmed by YPG. But why dont you write down YPG too? Guerillas from YPG and PKK are dying in Bashur (South Kurdistan) You dont even mention them. Whats the reason of this? A sense of UNITY is felt when you hear both YPG and Peshmerga is cooperiting. But you hide the truth.
NAKED TRUTH | 2/10/2014
In Halep, 600 Kurds kidnapped by Sunni ISIS, their only fault not only being KURD but also believing not power and money greed leaders only themselves. Power and money greed leaders of Kurdistan can only manage to block refugees or transportation as they did in the past.When Yezidis were massacred they did not move their fingers and puppets for days. Now Kobane is resisting to fall into butcherers hands, Charlatan leaders of Kurdistan can not move their power towards to Kobane, or allow others to move into Kobane area. Yesterday charlatan leaders hold each others hands, agreement was not let anyone (KURDS) towards Kobane.....
berz | 2/10/2014
Turkish Government itself has formed the terrorist movement said DAESH. Turkish government, there are more than 7 years that this organization to prepare for use against the Kurds. The Turkish government, under cover of Jihadi he calls these groups are in fact the Turkish Military specially trained, Some times it is the same Turkish Specials Turkish paramilitary specially trained and Turkey has grouped the Turkish Government Entity under Coverage A Islamist / jihadist suspected of Daish Reality is something other than himself and the Turkish Military participation of Turkey directly in this organization. Turkey is funding this movement, Turkey has formed this movement, Turkey's military supply shipments, tanks and various heavy weapons to the group ...... Turkey Through this group he clearly declared war against all Kurds. there is no Jihadist they want the world to believe, but there is a Turkish government that uses the pretext and name DAESH with what he perpetuated his savagery against the Kurds Populations around ..... ..
Unity | 2/10/2014
We have never felt United as we are know, you are destroying it by dont Mention YPG. And Making people angry, they are with peshmerga. Write it down.
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