Geno­cide in Shin­gal

Pesh­merga re­gains key towns seized by ISIS

The Kurdish Globe - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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