Friday February 23, 2024

1,600 Kurdish peshmerga killed in Mosul offensive

December 01, 2016

ARBIL: A total of 1,600 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed since the start on October 17 of a huge offensive to retake the militant bastion of Mosul, a spokesman said Thursday.

Close to 10,000 peshmerga were also wounded in the six weeks of fierce fighting to oust the Islamic State group from Iraq´s second city, said Halgord Hekmat, spokesman for the autonomous Kurdish region´s peshmerga ministry.