Peshmerga Forces Thwart IS Attack on Airbase in Tuz Khurmatu

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ERBIL — Peshmerga forces foiled an offensive of Islamic State (IS) militants carried out early on Sunday on an airbase in Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk.

Round 4 IS suicide bombers had managed to sneak into Hiliwa airbase in Tuz Khurmatu the place regiment four of Brigade 116 of the Soran Peshmerga Forces are stationed.

One of many suicide bombers detonated his explosives on the entrance to the bottom whereas others had been gunned down by the Peshmerga forces. The assault didn’t trigger any deaths among the many Peshmerga forces, nonetheless, one Peshmerga troop was barely injured.

The IS militants assault the Peshmerga forces in Tuz Khurmatu and different areas in southern Kikruk very often. Observers consider that such assaults of the militants exterior Mosul are aimed toward diverting the main focus from the battle in Mosul the place the militants are dealing with vital defeat and have misplaced management of over 95% of the town.