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24 Iraqi policemen killed in predawn ISIS attack, Peshmerga intervenes

By Rudaw 17/6/2016

KHURMATU—At least 24 members of Iraqi security forces were killed in the early hours of Friday as Islamic State (ISIS) militants rammed their base south of the town of Khurmatu, a commander told Rudaw, and three Kurdish Peshmerga soldiers died as they helped repel the attack.

Colonel Ghazi Mansour, commander of the Iraqi troops in the area told said that the militants launched the attack on his forces at 1:00am by blowing up two bombs before attempting to ram their base.

The attack took place at the villages of Pir Ahmad, Zanjar and Aboud.

“In a fierce battle that last four hours 24 members of the police were killed among them Colonel Mustafa Amirli, chief of the Khurmatu police,” Col. Mansour said. “His son was also killed in the same attack.”

He added that Colonel Hussein and his son were killed along with two first lieutenants and three national guards.

According to Col. Mansour Kurdish Peshmerga forces stationed in the area intervened in support of the Iraqi troops and Shiite militia and succeeded in repelling the attack after two hours of intense battle.

Two Peshmerga soldiers were killed in the fight and seven others injured.

Information obtained from the front suggested that the attack was carried out by 23 ISIS militants who employed three truck bombs. Eight of the militants were killed, the commander said.


kick | 17/6/2016
Once again to the aid of our enemies, we wasted peshmerga lives on murdering criminal militias who only a month ago were kidnapping and killing Kurdish civilians in khurmatu, instead of letting them and ISIS finish each other off. The dumb fuk col. seems proud of his treachery.
Risha | 17/6/2016
@kick, agreed 1000% ! the oldies are clueless . In fact we don't have a country because of how naive and stupid they are. They don't know how to fight and they don't know how to do poletics or diplomacy either . They live in fantasy land . We need new order and new ledership!
K | 17/6/2016
I feel drenched with sadness for the loss of our Kurdish Peshmerga but filled with pride with their bravery has been testified by Iraqi forces. May god beless their soul and bring comfort to their loved ones. This is to the fallen Iriqi solders too.

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