Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters fire a recoilless rifle towards ISIS positions during heavy clashes in Tuz Khurmatu in Salahuddin province August 31, 2014. (AFP Photo/JM Lopez)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Iraqi troops, Kurdish fighters and Shiite militiamen backed by American strikes pressed a fight back against jihadist-led militants Monday, buoyed by breaking the 11-week siege of a Shiite town.The operation to free Amerli was launched Saturday after days of preparations in which Iraqi security forces, Shiite militiamen and Kurdish fighters deployed for the assault and Iraqi aircraft carried out strikes against militants.The United States said it had carried out a total of four airstrikes in the Amerli area, expanding its air campaign outside northern Iraq.In doing so, it is supporting operations involving militia forces that previously fought against U.S. troops in Iraq.Kurdish forces backed by U.S. air support have succeeded in clawing back some areas of the north that they lost to the jihadists last month.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE