Nearly 1,000 Iraq Kurds killed fighting ISIS since June

Fighters of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) flashe V-signs as they patrol in the streets of the northern Syrian town of Kobani Jan. 28, 2015. (Reuters)

Nearly 1,000 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group since June, a senior security official said on Wednesday.

Jabbar Yawar, the secretary general of the ministry responsible for the peshmerga, said that 4,569 Kurdish fighters were also wounded between June 10 and Feb. 3.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44