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Published On: Wed, Oct 22nd, 2014

ISIS terrorist 15 coordinated attacks in Iraq against Kurdish targets

The Islamic State in Iraq has coordinated fifteen attacks on Kurdish forces at strategic targets, including the Mosul dam, various check points and the Sinjar mountain range
 
A senior official at the Ministry of Peshmerga said that the terrorists’ attack against the Sinjar mountain range was not successful. “ISIS failed in their attempt to control the village of Sharaf ad-Din after Peshmerga forces repelled the attack and managed to kill a number of ISIS militants,” the official said.
 
Islamic State flag

Islamic State flag

An ISIS-commandeered military truck loaded with explosives targeted a Peshmerga checkpoint along the security belt circling the dam, killing six security force members and injuring seven others critically, according to Peshmerga spokesman Said Mamazeen.

At almost the same time, ISIS militants launched an attack on the Nineveh Valley near the dam, which was repelled by Peshmerga forces using European and American weapons, the spokesman said.

“ISIS failed in their attempt to control the village of Sharaf ad-Din after Peshmerga forces repelled the attack and managed to kill a number of ISIS militants,” Ismail told CNN.

ISIS fighters managed to seize two villages in an area close to Sharaf ad-Din, but these villages were unpopulated as a result of ISIS attacks in August, Ismail said.

Ismail said he expected coalition airstrikes against those villages in the near future.

Unlike stereotypical terrorist attacks, ISIS is interested in seizing and controlling territory with a long term goal of establishing a caliphate.

U.S. continues its push against ISIS with airstrikes. In Syrian city of Kobani, cargo planes dropped weapons Sunday night (Oct. 19), ammunition and medical supplies.

Tens of thousands of civilians have fled to Turkey as a result of weeks of intense fighting between Syrian Kurdish forces and the Free Syrian Army for control of Kobani, a border town that’s one of the last in the region to resist falling to ISIS.

More details on attacks over at CNN HERE

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