Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Push Backs ISIS near Mosul + Video

Thu Jan 22, 2015 08:33:17

Kurdish Peshmerga forces launched an offensive against the ISIS terrorist group on Wednesday, cutting a road linking two of the main areas it holds in north Iraq, officials said.

The Kurdistan Regional Security Council said Peshmerga forces began a “large-scale offensive” around 7:00 am Local Time.

The drive succeeded in cutting the road between ISIS’s stronghold Mosul, the first city the terrorists took in a June offensive, and Tal Afar, a large town to its west that the group has held for months, senior Kurdish security officials said.

A US-led anti-IS coalition announced it carried out six air strikes in the two areas from Tuesday to Wednesday — three near Tal Afar and three near Mosul. It did not specify the exact locations targeted.

The strikes hit targets including vehicles, IS units, buildings, heavy weapons and a bridge, a statement said.

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