VIDEO: Kurdish Peshmerga Armored Vehicles Travel Along Road in Bashiqa Detonating ISIL Bombs

Fri Nov 11, 2016 22:22:59

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters on Friday said they had detonated over 250 bombs left behind in Bashiqa by Islamic State group militants.

Four teams have been assigned to clear Bashiqa of explosives since the town was taken from the (Daesh/ISIL/ISIS/IS) earlier this week. First Sergeant, Ayub Mustafa, who is in charge of one of the teams, said the vast majority of booby-trapped explosives were homemade, but had been put together by what seemed like an experienced bomb maker; AP reported.

It's estimated more than a thousand unexploded bombs remain in Bashiqa, along with some injured IS fighters. Civilians are not expected to be allowed back into the town for at least a week.


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