Pentagon: U.S. involvement in the operation of the Kurds against ISIS in Northern Iraq was a unique situation

The participation of U.S. special forces operations in the Kurdish forces to liberate the prisoners of the group «Islamic state» (IG) in Northern Iraq is a unique situation.

On Thursday October 22, said Pentagon spokesman Peter cook, reports «Interfax-Ukraine».

According to cook, we are not talking about changing tactics in the U.S. campaign against ISIS.

He noted that the participation of American forces in the operation carried out by the Kurds, has authorized the U.S. Secretary of defense Ashton Carter.

Cook said that during the operation killed one us special forces and several other Kurds were injured, however, the operation was successful.

In particular, the American and Kurdish special forces managed to release some 70 prisoners IG.

Previously, the newspaper «new York times» reported that during the operation, which was carried out in the village to the East of the ISIS held city Haiga (Kirkuk province), the aircraft bombed roads leading to the prison to cut off the insurgents escape routes, and then the Kurdish and American special forces attacked the object itself.

The newspaper also reported the capture of several commanders of the IG.

«New York times» notes that U.S. special forces have already conducted operations in Syria, but official confirmation of his actions in Iraq.

We will remind, on October 12 it was reported that in the North Syrian opposition and the Kurds have United together to fight the terrorist organization «Islamic state». The Alliance was called «the Democratic forces of Syria.» In it was composed of Detachments of self-defense of the Kurds (YPG), the forces of the Assyrian Christians, as well as the «Syrian Arab coalition» – combined units of the Syrian opposition, which, according to American officials, should be supported as part of the new U.S. strategy aimed at combating ISIS in Syria.

In the near future should begin the attack on Raqqa – the de facto capital of jihadists.




Pentagon: U.S. involvement in the operation of the Kurds against ISIS in Northern Iraq was a unique situation 23.10.2015

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