Kurdish Forces Kill 300 ISIL Terrorists, Free 28 Villages in Sinjar
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Kurdish Pershmerga fighters liberated 28 villages and killed 300 terrorists during the fight to reclaim the strategic northern Iraqi city of Sinjar from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, the Kurdistan Region Security Council said in a press release.
Earlier on Friday, the Kurdistan Region Security Council announced that the Peshmerga reclaimed Sinjar, which was held by the ISIL for more than a year.
"In the course of the two-day operation, 28 villages were retaken from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant; more than 300 terrorists were killed by Peshmerga forces and Coalition warplanes, and over 200 square kilometers were cleared and returned to the Kurdish region,’ the press release stated, according to Sputnik News.
To limit terrorists’ freedom of movement, the Peshmerga forces have established defensive positions in four intersections connecting to Sinjar, according to the press release.
Up to 2,000 civilians, members of the Izadi religious community in Nineveh Province, were killed by the ISIL terrorists after they conquered Sinjar in August 2014.