Fourteen Daesh terrorists and six Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have been killed in clashes in northern Iraq, according to Peshmerga sources.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, a Peshmerga officer holding the rank of first lieutenant said 14 Daesh terrorists and six Peshmerga fighters had been killed in clashes late Monday during a joint operation being conducted by Peshmerga and Iraqi federal forces.
The joint operation is ostensibly aimed at clearing northern Iraq’s Qarachukh Mountain region of the lingering Daesh presence.
According to the officer, who spoke anonymously as he was not authorized to speak to media, Peshmerga forces are now “combing the mountainous region following fierce clashes with terrorist elements that had been holed up in the area”.
The joint operation began early Monday with air support from a U.S.-led coalition cobbled together in 2015 to fight Daesh.