By Simon Kent.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have secured 10 villages around the town of Daquq, located not far from the city of Kirkuk in northern Iraq.
In the operation–supported by Coalition aircraft–the forces lost 13 men to enemy action, including roadside bombs and “explosive rigged cars.” It is another sign that, when supported by air strikes, training and new weapons, forces in Iraq can re-take ground from ISIS.
Quoted in Al Arabiya, Kurish Brigadier Mohammed Mustafa Hama described the importance of the operation:
“The aim (of the operation) is to secure the Baghdad-Kirkuk road and the centre of the Daquq district and to end activity by (ISIS) members.”
(Source: Al Arabiya)