Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Iraq's Kurdish Militia Launches A Major Miltiary Assault On Islamic State Positions

Kurdish Militia Launches Offensive Against IS In Northern Iraq: Reports -- RIA Novosti

MOSCOW, September 30 (RIA Novosti) - Kurdish Peshmerga troops have launched a large-scale offensive against the Islamic State (IS) jihadists in northern Iraq on Tuesday.

Kurdish forces are carrying out attacks on three principal fronts: north of the city of Mosul, seized by rebels, south of Kirkuk oil fields and on the border crossing town of Rabia between Iraq and Syria, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported, citing senior Kurdish officers.

The source also said the Peshmerga are trying to dislodge the IS from the city of Zumar, near Iraq's largest dam Mosul.

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Kurds Retake Key Syrian Border Town -- Rudaw
Arab Iraqis say Kurdish soldiers created difficult situation for displaced people in Kirkuk -- AP

1 comment:

James said...

This is a big throw of the dice for the participants, especially the Kurds. If this is unsuccessful then there IS a big problem.