Genocide in Shingal
Peshmerga regains key towns seized by ISIS
Peshmerga forces control both Gwer and Makhmour towns from the control of the Islamic State ISIS insurgents after a fee days of heavy confrontations between the two sides.
The well-organized operation by Peshmerga forces backed by air strikes, started early Sunday, August 10, 2014 and in the afternoon of the same day both Gwer and Makhmour were completely retained by Kurdish forces. The attacks left a lot of casualties among the ISIS members and forced them out of both towns, south west of the Kurdish Capital City of Erbil.
During the couple days of ISIS control over the area, Peshmerga Forces showed significant level of resistance and determination to regain the lost areas. Volunteers from the locals fought hand in hands with the Peshmerga and had a significant impact in raising the moral of the Peshmerga and the victory over insurgent groups.
Despite the fears of locals and concerns about logistics and arms issues, Peshmerga forces announced their full control over the whole area and determination for future advances in other war zones.
Additionally peshmerga Forces are still working very hard to extend humanitarian aid to the Yezidi IDPs in Mount Sinjar and help them evacuate from the mountains and move to safe areas within Kurdistan Region via Western Kurdistan soil.