PESHMERGA FORCES CLAIM CONTROL OF BASHIQA NEAR MOSUL

full-main-1457254738Iraqi Kurdish troops had captured the ISIS-held town of Bashiqa near Mosul, two weeks after they surrounded it and cut off its defenders.

Bashiqa lies about 13 kilometers north-east of Mosul’s eastern districts, which are already under assault by elite counter-terrorism forces answering to the central government in Baghdad.

A small number of snipers were still holding out in the town but it was under the control of the Peshmerga.

Seven militants wearing explosive belts attempted to hit the advancing Kurdish forces but were killed.

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