#ISIS JV Fighters Launch 15 Coordinated Attacks on Kurds in Iraq
ISIS released a new video today from inside Kobane, Syria.
The fighters moved into the Kurdish city this month.
The jayvee fighters also launched fifteen coordinated attacks today on Kurdish forces in Iraq including a strike on the Mosul Dam.
ISIS militants launched about 15 near-simultaneous attacks on Kurdish forces in northern Iraq on Monday in what Kurdish government officials and the Kurdish news agency Rudaw said was a fierce and renewed push for Kurdish-held territory.
The deadliest of the attacks targeted Mosul Dam, a hugely important location.
First, an ISIS-commandeered military truck loaded with explosives targeted a Peshmerga checkpoint along the security belt circling the dam, killing six Peshmerga security forces and injuring seven others critically, according to Peshmerga forces spokesman Said Mamazeen.
At almost the same time, ISIS militants launched an attack on the Nineveh Valley near the dam, which was repelled by Peshmerga forces using European and American weapons, the spokesman said.
Another Kurdish military official, who asked not to be named for protocol and security reasons, said that despite the attacks, it would be difficult for ISIS to gain control of the dam because of the large numbers of Peshmerga forces in the area.
The Mosul Dam was retaken from ISIS after US airstrikes in August.
— Zaid Benjamin (@zaidbenjamin) August 19, 2014