Iran hails Iraqi army, Peshmerga victories over terrorists

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces celebrate as they arrive in Sinjar, west of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, on December 20, 2014.

Iran has commended the recent victories by the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces against ISIL Takfiri terrorists.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said on Monday that unity, national solidarity and the Iraqi nation’s cooperation with the country’s armed forces have been the key to the recent success in the battle against terrorists.

She reaffirmed Iran’s support for the Iraqi government and nation in their fight against terrorists and Takfiri groups and hoped Iraqis would achieve a final victory over the ISIL terrorists through national solidarity and coherence.

Peshmerga fighters managed to break the siege of Mount Sinjar in northwestern Iraq on December 18, and delivered aid to the Izadi Kurds who had been stranded in the area for months.

The Kurdish forces regained control of the Tal Afar Mountain in Iraq’s northwestern Nineveh Province from the ISIL Takfiri terrorists the following day.

At least seven villages and the strategic town of Zumar have reportedly been recaptured from ISIL as part of a major offensive to open a path from the Kurdistan region to Mount Sinjar.

The ISIL terrorists control some parts of Syria and Iraq. They are engaged in crimes against humanity in the areas under their control.

By Press TV


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