asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Peshmerga Push Back against Islamic State

'ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Peshmerga forces captured two towns near Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS) on Wednesday, following a major offensive on Iraq’s second-largest city involving Iraqi troops on the ground and jets providing air support.

A Peshmerga source told Rudaw that the Kurdish troops managed to capture the towns of Wanki and Aski in Mosul. He said the offensive continues east and west of the strategic Mosul dam.

“With the help of Iraqi fighter jets, the Peshmerga are on the offensive and ISIS is on the defensive,” he said. ...'

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