Peshmerga kills Turkish jihadists in Iraq: Sources
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Kurdish peshmerga fighters fire a mortar during clashes with ISIL militants. REUTERS PhotoKurdish Peshmerga forces have assaulted a village in northern Iraq and killed 25 Islamist militants, most of whom are reported as Turkish jihadists, sources have claimed.
Islamist militants Nov. 17 reportedly launched an operation into a village in the area around the Mosul Dam that has been controlled by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces, Doğan News Agency reported on Nov. 18.
The security sources said 25 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants have been killed, with most of them believed to have been Turkish citizens fighting with the group.
The identities of the killed militants will be announced to the public after being deferred to the Turkish authorities, sources also stated.
Hundreds of Turks are believed to have joined ISIL along with thousands coming from Western countries, despite measures taken by the respective governments.