A senior Peshmerga commander announced on Saturday that Kurdish forces conducted last Saturday a joint operation with the US-led Coalition against members of the so-called Islamic State southwest of the Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil.
The Peshmerga’s Gwer-Qarachokh Front Commander, Sirwan Barzani, said in a social media post that “a joint operation by #Peshmerga commandos & Coalition forces was conducted at Qerechukh mountain.”
“13 caves were searched and cleared during the 48-hour period of the operation. Such operations will continue to ensure that no hiding place is left for #ISIS terrorist in the area.”
The commander did not clarify if any clashes with Islamic State fighters took place during the operation.