By Khedr Khalat
The Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces have recaptured a Christian-majority town in northern Iraq from the Daesh terrorist group, which had briefly taken over the town, a Kurdish officer said on Tuesday.
Peshmerga forces, backed by Christian fighters and coalition airstrikes, have regained control of the northern town of Tel Skuf, 30 kilometers north of Mosul, Kurdish officer Shirzad Zakholi told Anadolu Agency.
According to Zakholi, at least 40 Daesh terrorists were killed in the clashes.
Zakholi said that U.S.-led coalition warplanes have carried out several raids on Daesh in the town.
Iraq has been dogged by rampant insecurity since 2014, when Daesh overran Mosul and declared a self-styled “caliphate” in parts of Iraq and Syria.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.