Joint security operation launched between Peshmerga, Iraqi army in Kirkuk

Kurdistan 01:52 PM - 2021-12-08

On Wednesday, a joint security operation between the Peshmerga forces and the army was launched in the Kirkuk governorate.

A source told PUKmedia that the Peshmerga and the army carried out a joint security operation in  Qara Salim and Prde district in Kirkuk Governorate.

The forces from the eastern axis of Kirkuk in the Peshmerga forces and the Eighth Division of the army are participating in the military operation.

The military operation comes after the increase in the movements of ISIS terrorists in Shwan, Sheikh Bizeni, and Qara Salim.

Iraq has announced a military victory over ISIS in 2017 after 3 years of battle with the terrorists. However, remnants of the group continue to impose threats, especially in areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. 

On Sunday, a terrorist attack targeted the trenches of the Peshmerga forces in the village of Qara Salim in the Sheikh Bizeni district resulted in the death of 4 members of the Peshmerga forces.

Moreover, Attacks on Peshmerga points increased recently as last Thursday, a dozen Peshmerga personnel were martyred in an ISIS attack near Makhmur, 60 km (40 miles) southwest of Erbil. 

Before that, 5 Peshmerga members were also martyred last Saturday by a roadside bomb explosion following thwarting a terrorist attack in the Kulajo district of the Garmian region-Kurdistan Region.  

Kurdish officials have repeatedly warned that ISIS militants are using 'security gaps' between the Iraqi and Kurdish forces to carry out attacks in the disputed territories.


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