Seven villages in northern Iraq recaptured by Kurdish forces

Published August 29th, 2015 - 08:38 GMT
Kurdish fighters take position. (Al Bawaba/File)
Kurdish fighters take position. (Al Bawaba/File)

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have managed to retake seven villages in the northern part of Iraq from Daesh militants as they continue to push the terrorists back from the area.

The US-led Combined Joint Task Force, in a statement released on Friday, said Peshmerga fighters have taken full control of more than 200 square kilometers (80 square miles) near the town of Tuz Khurmatu, situated 175 kilometers (110 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, since August 26, “liberating seven villages.”

In a separate development, more than a dozen Daesh militants have been killed in infighting over the distribution of property stolen during attacks in Iraq’s embattled northern city of Mosul.

The Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) spokesman in Mosul, Saeed Mamouzini, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Friday that members of the Daesh-linked Abu Abdulrahman al-Ofri and Abu Janah al-Mosuli terrorist groups turned on each other following disagreement over property and money in the Baaj district of militant-held Mosul, situated some 400 kilometers (248 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad.

Mamouzini said the terrorists then exchanged heavy gunfire, resulting in the death of 17 militants.

Also on Friday, eleven civilians sustained injuries when Daesh Takfiris launched a number of mortar shells and artillery rounds on Amiriyah Fallujah city, situated roughly 40 kilometers (24 miles) west of Baghdad. Five women and three children were among the casualties of the terrorist attack.

The northern and western parts of Iraq have been plagued by gruesome violence ever since Daesh terrorists began their campaign of terror in the country in June 2014.

The militants have been committing vicious crimes against all ethnic and religious communities in Iraq, including Shias, Sunnis, Kurds and Christians.

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