Peshmarga control Zumar and Ain Zala oil wells
Kurdish Peshmarga forces retook control of areas southwest of Erbil in Iraq on Wednesday. In the village of Qarach, Kurdish Peshmarga fighters conducted house-to-house searches to secure the area after five days of heavy clashes with the ISIS.
Attacks launched by the Peshmarga and backed by US airstrikes aimed to impose control on the towns which were captured by the Islamic militants over the past few weeks.
The Kurdish Peshmarga forces advanced towards Zomar and took control of five more villages. The military sources confirmed the mews.
As Kurdish Peshmarga forces launched a major attack against the group on Thursday, the ISIS militants set several wells ablaze at an oil field in northern Iraq before retreating, according to the AFP.
The Ain Zalah oil field was one of the few fields Islamist extremist group seized control of in northern Iraq and Syria earlier this month. Reports indicated militants set fire to the field, abandoning their positions and fleeing from the Peshmarga.
Captain Nadhim says that the IS militants start- ed retreating near Ain Zala after a heavy clash with Peshmarga. He said that they could not resist more after they received a huge blow by Peshmarga.
According to Peshmarga sources, they took control of the drinking water project of Ain Zala and its surrounding villages, which were under the control of the terrorists.
On August 2, 2014, IS militants attacked Peshmarga forces and controlled the districts of Talaafar, Sinjar and oil wells of Ain Zala near Zomar.