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ISIS says kills dozens of Kurdish fighters

Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters celebrate sitting on the back of a truck as they head to the Mosul dam on the Tigris river that they recaptured from Islamic State jihadists near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul August 17, 2014. (AFP Photo/Ahmad al-Rubaye)

BAGHDAD: Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants have so far killed dozens Kurdish peshmerga fighters and captured 170 of them, a Twitter site that supports the group said Monday.

The group has also seized weapons from the Kurds, it said. No details on location were available.

Kurdish commanders and officials and state television said the Kurds have won back some territory, including the Mosul Dam, from the Sunni militants who have routed Kurdish forces in recent weeks.

 

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