Four Pesh­marga fight­ers mar­tyred and one in­jured in Kirkuk

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

A road­side bomb det­o­nated to a car con­vey of the Kur­dish Pesh­marga forces in the prov­ince of Kirkuk, leav­ing four Pesh­marga fight­ers mar­tyred and in­jur­ing another, the se­cu­rity sources said.

The mil­i­tants of Is­lamic State (IS/ for­merly known as Is­lamic State of Iraq and the Le­vant ISIL) planted a road­side bomb which det­o­nated when a mili- tary con­voy of Pesh­marga bri­gade Num­ber 1 passed across Kai­wan base.

Bri­gade-Gen­eral Sarhad Qadir, Po­lice Chief of sur­round­ing dis­tricts of Kirkuk, told Kur­dish me­dia that the bomb det­o­nated around 6:30pm and his forces started in­ves­ti­ga­tions after the ex­plo­sion.

On Au­gust 8, US pres­i­dent Barack Obama an­nounced that he had au­tho­rized tar­geted air strikes against Is­lamist mil­i­tants in Iraq.

United States Cen­tral Com­mand pub­lishes daily re­leases which pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on the US mil­i­tary’s air strikes against the Is­lamic State.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­lease on 28 Au­gust, 2014, the US Cen­tral Com­mand has con­ducted 106 air strikes across Iraq, with 70 in support of Iraqi forces near the Mo­sul Dam.

Obama’s or­ders to his mil­i­tary com­man­ders were widely drafted and in­cluded per­mis­sion to take ac­tion against ISIS forces which threaten ei­ther the thou­sands of Yazidi refugees trapped on Mount Sin­jar, or the ci­ties of Irbil and Bagh­dad, where US “mil­i­tary ad­vis­ers and the Con­sulate” are based, in­ter­na­tional me­dia news agen­cies re­ported.

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