Peshmerga forces repel multiple attacks from ISIL

SUPPORTED BY INTERNATIONAL COALITION AIRSTRIKES, PESHMERGA FORCES REPEL MULTIPLE ATTACKS BY THE ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND SYRIA (ISIS) IN SOUTH OF KIRKUK

At approximately 0030hrs on 6 July 2015, Peshmerga forces repelled several attacks by ISIS terrorists in the following areas South of Kirkuk: Murra, Said Khelaf, Hananiye, Mujam’ Nur, Hamerai Bchuk, Khurdad, Qadesia Tasa and Dawd Aluka.

International Coalition warplanes in vicinity of the area conducted a series of airstrikes shortly after the attack. There were 16 airstrikes on ISIS positions, including two VBIEDs and one pickup truck, allowing Peshmerga forces to advance and defeat the enemy.

Terrorists attacked using PKM and DShK machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.

At least 40 dead ISIS terrorists were abandoned in the battlefield.

By 0700hrs, Peshmerga forces supported by International Coalition airstrikes remained in complete control of the area.

Almost 20,000 square kilometres have been cleared since August 2014. Peshmerga forces continue to hold positions North, East and West of Mosul and control strategic ISIS supply routes between Iraq and Syria.

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