According to the Peshmerga squad leader Servan Barzani, the four militants were neutralized before they could put the suicide belts attached to them into action. One fighter nevertheless committed a self-explosion. It happened not in Makhmur, but in the administrative center of Iraqi Kurdistan - the city of Erbil. As a result of the terrorist attack, a fighter of the Kurdish militia of Iraq was seriously wounded.
Against the backdrop of the ongoing Iraqi army’s operation to free Fallujah, occupied by ISIL, the flow of immigrants is increasing. It seems that the official Baghdad was simply not ready for thousands of refugees. In the area of settlements near the city under the control of the Iraqi army, there is a difficult situation with the provision of medicines and food. Moreover, igilovtsy often undertake counterattacks on the positions of the Iraqi army, which leads to casualties among civilians as well.
On Sunday night, Peshmerga forces attempted to seize the territories of the Nineveh plain east of Mosul. During the offensive, rocket artillery and armored vehicles were used. Iraqi aircraft supported from the air aviationas well as the American coalition. Despite this, the militants as a whole still manage to maintain their positions.
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Against this background, the Iraqi government army soldier managed to knock out ISIS militants from the village of Al-Mukhtar north of Fallujah and move closer to the city. Iraqi troops advanced in the southern outskirts of Fallujah.