Four Peshmarga fighters martyred and one injured in Kirkuk
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.