Twilight News / source security of the Kurdistan Regional Council said on Friday that US special forces raided the prison complex in Kirkuk Hawija, acting on intelligence reports that al Daash held a number of Kurdish Peshmerga forces there.
Kurdish forces have participated in anti-terrorism raid that rescued 69 people early on Thursday. And the killing of a member of the US commando force which is the first American to be killed in a clash with militants on the ground Daash. And wounded four of the Peshmerga injured.
Despite the scarcity of such joint operations to save it it highlighted the Kurdish Peshmerga forces, a key ally of the coalition led by the United States against al Daash who control large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria.
A source in the Kurdistan Region Security Council "was intended to save the Peshmerga fighters held by the (organizing) Daash hostages."
He told Reuters: "We had intelligence information that the minutes of the Peshmerga are being held at the compound."
But the source added that the detainees did not, including any member of the Peshmerga, a sign that they were taken to another location.
A US official said the detainees were a mix of Arabs and about 20 of the Iraqi security forces and local residents and fighters from Daash organization accused them of spying.
The official said the prisoners were about to be executed and then are placed in four mass graves.
After the raid, militants attacked during the night Daash Kurdish positions on the front line in the town south of the provincial capital.
According to a statement published on the internet Daash supporters of the organization that "tens" of the Peshmerga forces were killed in the attack, which was carried out by a suicide bomber.
But capable of Hassan, who was part of the Peshmerga fighters on the front line said that only two people were killed and that they belong to a unit of the Iraqi army stationed there.
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