He further explained that some jihadists retreated to their stronghold Mosul, while others continue surrendering to his units.
#Peshmerga repelled a #ISIS attack a few days ago in #Gwer #TwitterKurds pic.twitter.com/FkzB0igHed— Afarin Mamosta (@AfarinMamosta) November 19, 2015
On Saturday, Peshmerga fighters reportedly captured three ISIL field commanders, who were attempting to sneak into the predominantly Kurdish Sinjar District in the northwest of Iraq, the DPA News Agency reported quoting sources in the Kurdish militia.
#BREAKING #Peshmarga repelled #ISIL attack in #Gwer axe, #Coalition fighter jets participate.— Barzan Sadiq (@BarzanSadiq) November 22, 2015
Kurds now control a road that connects Mosul and the town of Sinjar. ISIL fighters are looking for an escape, as their casualties keep increasing, Peshmerga General Taib Abdullah Gurdy told Sputnik in an interview.
#Kurdish/#Ezidi forces cut ISIS main supply road 2 #Syria, 2 #Mosul via #Tal_Afar and 2 #Baaj n the south #Sinjar pic.twitter.com/AExLB99Pan— ÊzîdîPress (@EzidiPress) November 12, 2015
According to the Peshmerga general, there are no Iraqi government troops fighting against ISIL, but several units of Kurdish volunteer militia forces.
ISIL is losing a large number of fighters and heavy weaponry. During a recent military operation, Kurds managed to kill Abu Jihad, a major ISIL intelligence officer in the Sinjar province, general Gurdy said.