Iraq: Islamic State Attacks Turkish Military Base in Northern Iraq. Many casualties.

Islamic State militants conducted a prolonged mortar attack against a military training base in northern Iraq, where Turkish advisors are ‘training’ militia forces-Mostly Turkmen-. According to Iraqi authorities, two young Turkmen died and several more were severely injured in the attack that lasted three-hour. Reports about Turkish casualties remain unclear. Turkey reportedly has been training Turkment and […]

Islamic State militants conducted a prolonged mortar attack against a military training base in northern Iraq, where Turkish advisors are ‘training’ militia forces-Mostly Turkmen-. According to Iraqi authorities, two young Turkmen died and several more were severely injured in the attack that lasted three-hour. Reports about Turkish casualties remain unclear. Turkey reportedly has been training Turkment and possibly Peshmergas and other volunteer forces in the Kurdish-controlled regions of Iraq since November 2014, but created tensions with Baghdad after dispatching 300 troops to the area around Mosul on Dec. 3.

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