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Wed Dec 31, 2014, 04:10 PM

Kurds in new Islamic State group offensive in Iraq

Source: AP

BAGHDAD -- Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, Kurdish Iraqi forces said they launched a large-scale offensive Wednesday to push Islamic State group extremists from an area outside the militant-held northern city of Mosul.

The targeted area covers about 120 square kilometers (46 square miles) and is located between the towns of Gwer and Makhmour, Kurdish forces said in a statement. The two towns, both recaptured by peshmerga forces in August, are located northeast of Mosul and near the Kurdish capital of Irbil.

"The objective is to push the enemy farther away from both areas," the statement said.

The U.S. Central Command said Wednesday that the international coalition it leads had conducted seven airstrikes against militants' positions in Syria and three in Iraq, using fighter jets and drones.

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/world/article5229027.html

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cosmicone Dec 2014 #1

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Wed Dec 31, 2014, 04:37 PM

1. Good

 

I hope they kill every last one of the ISIS people to bury the dream of a Caliphate forever.

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