Sign In / Up

Add contribution as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment

Comment as a guest

Your email will not be displayed publicly
Benefit of signing in/signing up to personalize comment


Not a member Register   Forgot Password
or connect using





US Jets Strike Multiple IS Positions Around Mosul

By RUDAW 16/8/2014

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—US fighter jets launched a bombing campaign against positions of the Islamic State (IS) near Mosul dam and surrounding towns shortly after midnight on Friday, Rudaw reporter said.

The jets have bombed IS positions in four areas near the dam as well as in Rabia crossing, Mahmoudia, Telskouf, Zumar and Tilkef.

A Peshmerga eyewitness said this is the heaviest US bombing of militant positions since the start of airstrikes against the Islamist group last week.

Rudaw reporter Hevidar Ahmed said that a gas station used by IS militants to fuel their vehicles and a major junction leading to Mosul were targeted by the US fighter jets.

Several hummers were destroyed in the first round of the bombing campaign.

Ahmed said that IS militants have abandoned their posts under the heavy bombardment.

The bombing campaign encompasses an area of more than 32 kilomiters.

The bombing is continuing at the moment and Kurdish Peshmerga forces are expected to launch a ground assault to retake areas lost to the IS earlier this month including the Yezidi town of Shingal.





Data pager
Page size:
asasasa | 16/8/2014
Wunderful, this is just wunderful. = )
Peshmerga | 16/8/2014
BIJI KURD O KURDISTAN! Send those rabid wahhabist dogs down to hell
Paul Restall | 16/8/2014
Keep hearing this type of news, one question though, where are the Iraqi jets? are they fighting ISIL as we don't seem to hear anything about that now? Viva Kurdistan 3w
Loise | 16/8/2014
The time has come to fight back and move in an offensive position.
K9 | 16/8/2014
All while Yazidi Kurds are being massacred in droves. Today another 80 men were killed by ISIS and their wives taken as slaves. Where is the Peshmerga?!!! This is becoming unbelievable. I really thought the Peshmerga will capture Mosul after what the ISIS did. Seems like the Peshmerga is waiting for someone else to do their job, because they have no courage to take on ISIS. Very disappointing.
Tags :

Be Part of Your Rudaw!

Share your stories, photos and videos with Rudaw, and quite possibly the world.

What You Say

Marcopolo | 4/26/2015 7:31:20 PM
Nakir@, looooool at bravery of south kurdistan. you should thank USA. it was usa not your bravery that led to growing autonomy of kurdistan in Iraq....
Hans Guderian | 4/26/2015 10:19:15 PM
You are using the term genocide too easily. Turks have never intended genocide on Kurds. The mere fact that there are 3 million Kurds in Istanbul...
In June polls, is pro-Kurdish HDP looking to reshape Turkey’s political landscape?
| 19 hours ago | (4)
Riha | 4/26/2015 4:53:30 PM For the people who still doubt the genocide, expecially Turks, this...
Hans Guderian | 4/26/2015 10:15:50 PM
Your hatred of Turks knows no bounds?
More than ever, struggle for recognition of Armenian Genocide must continue
| 20 hours ago | (6)
kurt basar | 4/26/2015 5:51:22 AM
Tomorrow edition of the Turkish newspapers Yeni Shafak claims that he died and somebody called Afrin already replaced him. If that is true, from now...
osama | 4/26/2015 9:37:44 PM
West has committed much worse crime than isis. Bt no one blame s them. There's never been the rise of Mujjahidin than now before the west...
ISIS: Abu Bakr Baghdadi is safe and in Anbar
| 24/4/2015 | (10)
Kurdish Patriot | 4/26/2015 1:45:18 PM
Well all those missing teachers, civil servants..etc are the same people who are two faced Jash who will backstab our people...we have so many, at...
Friend of the Kurds | 4/26/2015 8:49:43 PM
@Iraqiya: No, they do not have "any pictures of the dead isis member", because they are all in hell already.
Dozens of ISIS militants dead from weekend airstrikes
| 21 hours ago | (3)

Elsewhere on Rudaw

Has ISIS Made Iran Stronger? 18/3/2015 | (16)

Has ISIS Made Iran Stronger?

Soleimani’s work is currently focused on Iraq more
State Department: US Has no Ban on Oil Sales from Any Part of Iraq 1/8/2014 | (43)

State Department: US Has no Ban on Oil Sales from Any Part of Iraq

“Iraq’s energy resources belong to all of the more
0.172 seconds