MOSUL — Kurdish Peshmerga forces, backed by international coalition warplanes, killed at lest 140 Islamic State (IS) militants in near Mosul during last two days.
Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) revealed that the objectives of the latest operation by Kurdish Peshmerga forces were “to clear several Shabak and Kakai villages [from IS insurgents], and extend the [Peshmerga] control over the area.”
According to KRSC, at least 140 IS jihadists were killed with 14 vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) destroyed by the Peshmerga and coalition jets.
“Global coalition warplanes, supporting Peshmerga forces, pounded at least 75 ISIL (Islamic State) positions in the two-day operation [near Mosul].”
The cleared villages include: Mufti, Tel Aswad, Upper Zahra Khatun, Lower Zahra Khatun, Tulebend, Gezekan, Chamakor, Kullabur and Wardak.
Chancellor of KRSC congratulated the “courageous Peshmerga” for another “resounding successful operation” in which several Shabak and Kakai villages are liberated from the grip of IS.