Peshmerga forces repel multiple attacks by ISIL in Makhmour

PESHMERGA FORCES REPEL MULTIPLE ATTACKS BY THE ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA (ISIS) IN GWER-MAKHMOUR SECTOR, SOUTH WEST OF ERBIL PROVINCE.

At 2115hrs on 17 February 2015, Peshmerga forces repulsed multiple large attacks by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from multiple fronts in Tel Rim, Sultan Abdullah and Jarallah, South West of Erbil Province.

ISIS attacked using mortars, rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) and heavy machine guns.

International Coalition airstrikes were engaged shortly after the attack.

By 0300hrs on 18 February 2015, Peshmerga forces, supported by International Coalition airstrikes, remained in complete control and forced ISIS fighters to flee and abandon dead bodies in the battlefield. At least 30 ISIS fighters were killed, including an Emir known as Abu Yaqin leading the attacks.

Recent gains by Peshmerga forces in major offensives, including control of the strategic Kiske Junction between Tal Afar and Mosul, have severally disrupted the group’s freedom of movement and its ability send supplies and reinforcements.

 

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