The Islamic State (IS) militants have attacked Peshmerga forces on the Sinjar frontline near the district of Snunie, in the northern Iraqi province of Mosul.
The attack was quickly repelled by the Kurdish forces, with support from international coalition airstrikes.
Peshmerga commander Captain Marwan Sinjari told BasNews, “IS jihadists launched an attack on our Sinjar frontline, close to the Snunie district on the 7th of May at 01:00 AM. We immediately responded to the attack and drove all the terrorists out.”
“IS has left 15 of their militants killed by our Peshmerga, and coalition airstrikes killed and injured a number of jihadists as well,” the Peshmerga officer revealed.
In August last year IS militants captured the Yazidi-majority town of Sinjar and surrounding areas.
Thousands of Yazidis were kidnapped by the extremist group and many more massacred. Thousands have fled their homes and headed to the Kurdistan Region.