ERBIL — Kurdistan Region’s Peshmerga Ministry has renewed a call for a “comprehensive agreement” with the Iraqi Army to secure the disputed territories after Tuesday’s deadly attack by the Islamic State.
At 22:30 on Tuesday, the IS militants attacked the Peshmerga forces in Garmiyan, south of Sulaymaniyah province, killing one Kurdish fighter before being repelled.
The ministry condemned the attack and reminded that it had previously warned of increasing IS attacks while the group enjoys a security vacuum in the areas disputed between the Kurdistan Region and Iraq.
“We reiterate that the terrorist movements have increased, and they are adopting new ways to carry out attacks and pose threat,” read the statement.
It comes less than a week after a similar attack by IS in which three Peshmerga fighters were killed.