Peshmerga forces kills more than 18 ISIS elements in attack west of Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga armored forces. File photo.
Kurdish Peshmerga armored forces. File photo.

( According to a military source, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces repelled an attack by ISIS militants west of Mosul, noting that more than 18 of them were killed in the attack.

The source said in an interview with, “The Kurdish Peshmerga forces repulsed today an ISIS offensive on gatherings of the Peshmerga forces in Hirdan area in Zammar district west of Mosul, sparking clashes between the two sides,” noting that, “More than 18 ISIS militants were killed during the clashes.”

The source, who requested anonymity, added that the ISIS militants used a number of suicide bombers and trapped vehicles in the attack.

Two elements of the Peshmerga forces were wounded.

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  1. Looks like those ISIL fighters did NOT have anti-tank weapons to use against those Peshmerga tanks. Maybe they did but the Peshmerga focused their fire FIRST on the ISIL fighters that had the anti-tank weapons and killed them first, then the tanks went rolling through the rest of the ISIL fighters killing them next, or the infantry and accompanying armour did.

    If you haven’t got any anti-tank weapons then its extremely difficult to take out a tank, and there are at least 3 tanks there, and tanks should always have mobile infantry with the tanks and they usually are in armoured vehicles that have machine guns mounted on them, that’s a typical armoured force.

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