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Sunday, November 22

ISLAMIC STATE FIGHTERS SURRENDERING EN MASSE TO PESHMERGA IN IRAQ

Stepped up U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq are cutting supply routes between Syria and Iraq, making IS sitting ducks for the Kurdish forces. Of course IS will expect to be treated humanely now they're surrendering.

From the following report:

ISIL is losing a large number of fighters and heavy weaponry.

According to the Peshmerga general, there are no Iraqi government troops fighting against ISIL, but several units of Kurdish volunteer militia forces.

I guess the Iraqi army wants the Americans and Kurds to do all the heavy lifting; they'll come in at the end for the photo ops. 

In August Islamic State executed 2,000 in Mosul, mostly “members of the security services and the staff of the election commission and government institutions." 

If I recall that was after the Iraqi army ran from IS fighters, abandoning a large amount of U.S.-supplied weaponry.     

Sputnik
November 23, 2015 - 3:50 local time

Terrorists of the so-called ‘Islamic State’, or ISIL, keep on surrendering to Kurdish forces with several hundred more already having capitulated, according to local media.

ISIL militants have been surrendering to advancing Peshmerga troops on the regular basis since supply routes connecting Iraq and Syria have been cut off heavy pounding by the US-led coalition airstrikes, a frontline commander of Kurdish forces in Gwer, Qadr Qadr, told Kurdish media outlet Bas News on Sunday.

He further explained that some jihadists retreated to their stronghold Mosul, while others continue surrendering to his units.

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.

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.

[END REPORT]

See also Sputnik's November 11 report, Run, Surrender or Die: Kurds Boot Out ISIL From Northern Iraq

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