ISIS Losing Ground in Iraq and Syria

ISIS Losing Ground in Iraq and Syria
Mon Dec 1, 2014 12:22:52

Kurdish Peshmerga made fresh advances against Takfiri ISIL militants near Erbil and 50 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Kobani in last 24 Hours.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have made fresh advances in their operations against Takfiri ISIL militants in the areas near the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, Erbil, PRESS TV reported.

The Peshmerga succeeded in liberating the areas surrounding the towns of Makhmour and al-Gweir, some 28 miles from the city, an unnamed security source told Iraqi Shafaq News Agency on Sunday.

The source added that Peshmerga forces flushed out the ISIL terrorists from five villages in the southern border of al-Gweir. The Kurdish fighters inflicted heavy losses on the terror group, killing at least 15 militants and capturing 20 others. They also seized seven vehicles belonging to the terrorists.

Heavy fighting reportedly continues between the two sides in other parts of the region.

Iraqi forces also killed at least four ISIL militants in clashes in the Hawz area in the city of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, reports said.

The ISIL terrorists currently control swaths of territory across Iraq and neighboring Syria. They have been committing heinous crimes in the captured areas, including mass executions and beheading of civilians as well as security forces.

Int’l Coalition’s Airstrikes Target ISIL Strongholds in Syria

A wave of US-led international coalition's airstrikes have struck at least 30 ISIL targets around the Syrian city of Raqa, Al-Manar TV reports.

The reports asserted that the strikes inflicted heavy losses upon ISIL terrorists, without mentioning an exact toll.

50 ISIL Terrorists Killed in Kobani in 24 Hours

At least 50 ISIL terrorists have been killed in the past 24 hours in clashes, suicide bombings and US-led air strikes in Syria's Kobani, a monitor said Sunday.

The opposing UK-based Syrian Observatory said the number of deaths was one of the highest daily tolls for the terrorist group since it launched an assault on the strategic town on the Turkish border in September.

The monitoring group said at least five of those killed were suicide bomb attackers, two of them involved in attacks on the border crossing that separates Kobani from Turkey.

Another 11 were killed in clashes that ensued between Kobani's Kurdish defenders and the terrorists at the border after the bombings, but there was no breakdown for the remaining toll.

The group also said 11 Kurdish fighters were killed in the same period in Kobani, along with one Syrian rebel fighter backing the Kurdish forces.

ISIL began advancing on Kobani on September 16, hoping to quickly seize the small border town and secure its grip on a large stretch of the Syrian-Turkish border.

At one point, it looked set to overrun the town, but Kurdish Syrian fighters and an influx of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces, have held back the group.

For now, the town remains roughly evenly divided between ISIL and Kurdish control.

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