Peshmerga launches anti-Daesh operation in Kirkuk

The operation aims to liberate Beshir village, located 25 kilometers south of Kirkuk city.

Peshmerga launches anti-Daesh operation in Kirkuk

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces backed by a Shia militia began an operation against Daesh Friday in southern Kirkuk province, police said.

The operation aims to liberate Beshir village, located 25 kilometers south of Kirkuk city. The U.S-led international coalition forces and Turkmens participated in the operation along with the Shia militia, al-Hashid al-Sha’bi.

“There is no resistance and only mine sweepers and defusing of improvised bombs are required,” Serhat Kadir, Kirkuk province’s police chief, told The Anadolu Agency.

Also, Iraqi Turkmen Front Chairman Ershad Salihi told AA that the operation had become easier after Daesh militants began withdrawing from the village.

Iraqi forces backed by Shia militias and Kurdish forces have been battling Daesh since June 2014 when the armed group seized Mosul and much of northern and western Iraq.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Mart 2015, 12:00
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