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Kurdistan

US Jets Strike Multiple IS Positions Around Mosul

By RUDAW 16/8/2014
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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.

 

 

 

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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.
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