ISIS Launches 15 Simultaneous Attacks on Kurdish Territories
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Oct 21
ISIS militants have once again begun pushing for more territory as the terrorist group has launched 15 simultaneous attacks on land controlled by Kurdish forces. The group attacked several locations in northern Iraq Monday, as well as the Mosul dam, and the Sinjar mountain range.
In an attack at a Peshmerga checkpoint, six security personnel were killed, and seven more were critically injured.
A senior official at the Ministry of Peshmerga said that the terrorists' attack against the Sinjar mountain range was not successful. "ISIS failed in their attempt to control the village of Sharaf ad-Din after Peshmerga forces repelled the attack and managed to kill a number of ISIS militants," the official said.
U.S. continues its push against ISIS with airstrikes. In Syrian city of Kobani, cargo planes dropped weapons Sunday night (Oct. 19), ammunition and medical supplies.
Publication date: October 21, 2014