Kurdish Peshmerga forces have repelled Islamic State (IS) attacks in Sinjar, northern Iraq, and liberated two elevated sniper positions in the town.
Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) official from Mosul Ghayas Surchi told BasNews that on Saturday IS insurgents launched an attack on Peshmerga bases in Sinjar, but they were repelled, suffering significant losses.
“The Peshmerga killed over 25 militants and 10 of their bodies were left on the battleground,” said Surchi.
In addition Peshmerga forces freed two strategic positions on Sinjar bridge. The elevated sniper nests were used to attack Peshmerga bases.
IS are desperate for success against the Peshmerga forces on the Sinjar frontlines, but have failed to make gains against the Kurdish forces supported by coalition airstrikes.