08:14 GMT +325 May 2019
Listen Live
    In this picture released on June 26, 2015, by a website of Islamic State militants, Islamic State militants fire an anti-tank missile in Hassakeh, northeast Syria

    Daesh Attack Kills Two Injures Six Fighters Trained by Turkey in Iraq

    © AP Photo / Militant website via AP
    Middle East
    Get short URL
    4113

    Daesh militants launched a prolonged mortar barrage at a military base in Iraq where Turkish forces are training Sunni militiamen, killing two of the trainees and wounding six, according to Kurdish media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A suspected Islamic State (ISIL or Daesh in Arabic — a group outlawed in Russia) attack at a northern Iraqi base killed two soldiers trained by Turkish troops and injured six, local media reported Wednesday.

    "[Daesh] militants on Wednesday launched a prolonged mortar barrage at a military base in Iraq where Turkish forces are training Sunni militiamen, killing two of the trainees and wounding six," the Kurdish Rudaw Media Network reported.

    Citing former Mosul Governor Atheel Nojaifi, the outlet said the three-hour attack targeted the Gudad military base in the Mosul town of Bashik.

    On December 4, Turkey deployed about 130 troops and 25 tanks to a base in Iraq's Mosul region in a move regarded by Baghdad as illegal.

    Rudaw reports the Turkish troops are stationed in Bashik and Zlekan, with the stated aim of training either Kurdish Peshmerga or Sunni Hashd al-Wataniya militia volunteers.

    Western media outlets cited Kurdish military sources as saying four Turkish troops were wounded in the assault.

    Related:

    Daesh Receives Toxic Sarin Gas Ingredients From Turkey – Lawmaker
    Once Done With Daesh, US Commandos Will Start Aiding Free Syrian Army
    Syrian Warplanes Pound Daesh Supply Routes, Aleppo Province Positions
    State Department: Saudi Coalition in Line With US Anti-Daesh Efforts
    Tags:
    Daesh, Iraq, Turkey
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik