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AFP
December 1, 2016
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1,600 Kurdish peshmerga killed in Mosul offensive

1,600 Kurdish peshmerga killed in Mosul offensive

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.

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