November 07 2016
Kurdish peshmerga fighters say they have taken over the Islamic State-held Iraqi town of Bashiqa as part of the offensive against Mosul, reports UPI.
Kurdish fighters, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, seized full control of the town on Monday. Bashiqa is about 8 miles northeast of the ISIS stronghold of Mosul.
A 2,000-strong Kurdish force began entering Bashiqa on Monday. They allegedly repelled several suicide car bombings, reported Rudaw (Iraqi Kurdistan).
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