Iraqi Pishmarga Forces Advance in Southwestern Kirkuk



The Iraqi Kurdistan’s Pishmarga forces defended their positions against ISIL attacks in Kirkuk city, pushed them back from the combat zone and freed new areas in the region.

Soumeria News quoted a Pishmarga source as saying on Thursday that they freed Wasatanah village and Abunour residential area from ISIL’s control during their special operations in Southwest of Kirkuk.

“Tens of Takfiri terrorists were killed and others fled the battlefield,” the source added.

In a relevant development on Monday, the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Pishmarga forces discovered and destroyed a chemical bomb of the ISIL terrorist group near Makhmour, 50 kilometers Southwest of Erbil.

“The bomb was abandoned by the ISIL insurgents when the Kurdish forces drove them back from the area.” Pishmarga Spokesman for the Makhmour frontline Ahmad Anwar told BasNews.

“The Pishmarga and foreign experts destroyed the bomb safely,” he said. “It is believed that the bomb contained chlorine gas, which was manufactured to target the Kurdish forces,” the spokesman further added.

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop previously warned that the ISIL fighters were capable of building chemical weapons which had the potential to cause a humanitarian disaster.

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