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Iraq

Peshmerga repulse ISIS attack on border town, at least 8 militants killed

By RÛDAW 18/11/2014
Peshmerga forces captured Rabia from ISIS fighters in September.
Peshmerga forces captured Rabia from ISIS fighters in September.

RABIA, Northern Iraq

 

- Kurdish forces repulsed an Islamic State (ISIS) offensive against the town of Rabia on Iraq’s border with Syria on Tuesday, killing at least eight militants and early reports suggesting possible Peshmerga casualties.

The Kurdish forces recaptured Rabia, an important post on the border with Syria, in September. The crossing is strategically important because it can be used by the jihadists to ferry fighters back and forth between Iraq and Syria.

“Eight Humvee vehicles belonging to ISIS were seized by the Peshmerga, and more than eight bodies belonging to ISIS fighters were counted,” Peshmerga commander Numan Galnaski told Rudaw.

“We can’t give an exact number” of terrorists killed because “they were buried under rubble” he added. “Peshmerga forces are advancing forward.”

From the battlefield, Lieutenant-General Hashim Setayi confirmed ISIS vehicles destroyed or seized. “ISIS is retreating gradually,” he said.

Sources told Rudaw that Peshmerga forces also had sustained casualties, but the numbers and other details remained unclear.


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Iraqi Warrior | 18/11/2014
So much innocent people murdered by those terrorists of IS, are you happy kurds? These kind of things happen because you want independence. If you werent so selfish Iraqi people would be more united and powerful and IS would be easily defeated. All this because you embrace nazi ideas of a kurdish third reich. The denazification of Kurdistan must proceed as soon as possible.
PanTurk | 18/11/2014
15 pesmerges killed by ISIS.. Breaking news Turkish news channels
Iraqi warrior | 18/11/2014
Iraqi warrior shut up no body like you. :)
JamKurd | 18/11/2014
Hey Iraqi Worrier, it seems you are fascinated by the third Reich and Nazis. Hey Dipshit, that is what your beloved Baath regime was all about not the Kurds who have opened their homes to all Iraqi refugees, and have accepted all religions, sects and nationalities in the Region (soon to become a country. Our Peshmarga heros have liberated with their sacrifice cities Like Zumar and Rabi (Supposedly Iraqi Towns). Get your ass off of the computer get up and help Iraq rather than throwing stupid, idiotic words around that you hardly know what they mean you stupid ignorant crap. I doubt if you ever have shot even a bebe gun (Sajim) let alone calling yourself Iraqi Warrior. Or Maybe u are a Da'ish in disguise being and old Baath asshole.
JamKurd | 18/11/2014
Hey Pan Turk, I tend to believe the Peshmarga commander that 8 Peshmarga sacrificed their lives for Kurdistan and Iraq, than your unreliable hateful Turkish media who are no near to the battle front but armchair reporters. Hey, Your leader said Islam discovered America. Really! With such a dumb leader Turkey is going down the drain, and with sacrifice of our heroes in Rabi and Kobane, Kurdistan will rise!

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