Kurdish Peshmerga and Kirkuk security forces have jointly attacked Islamic State (IS) positions in southeastern Kirkuk, northern Iraq. They retook the two strategic villages of Greater and Lesser Murra.
Early morning on Monday July 6th, the Peshmerga and Kirkuk security forces attacked IS positions on the southern frontline of Kirkuk province, a strong base of the jihadi group. IS lost two strategic villages.
A Peshmerga source on the frontline told BasNews that the Peshmerga attacked the IS militants from three directions, eventually taking control of both Greater and Lesser Murra villages.
The source said that more than 20 fighters’ bodies have been left behind.
BasNews has learned that during the Monday morning clashes, four Peshmerga fighters have been killed.
The southern Kirkuk front has been under the control of IS for over a year, including the area’s largest town, Hawija.