Kurdish forces retake 2 towns from militants in northern Iraq

Posted by on Aug 10, 2014 | Leave a Comment

Kurdish forces took two towns from Islamic militants that have seized parts of northern Iraq, Kurdish military official stated, Brig. Gen. Shirko Faith “the Kurdish fighters were able to push the militants of the Islamic State group out of the villages of Makhmour and al-Gweir, some 27 miles from Irbil”.

The United States military announced a fourth airstrike Sunday against militant vehicles and mortars firing on Irbil

Kurdish fighters created an open path to the border; the Yazidis have been across into Kurdish-controlled sections ofSyria.

Yazidis told The Associated Press “they had lost their sisters, daughters, children and their elderly parents, describing militants randomly spraying machine gun fire in their direction as they fled”.

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