Entry Title: "Kirkuk's Unknown"
Name:
Osie Greenway
, France
Category: Professional,


Entry Description:

Heaps of dead Islamic State fighters killed after heavy night
clashes with Kurdish forces on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq found
on January 31, 2015. The radical Islamist fighters attempted to
take Kurdish Peshmerga positions under the cover of night and
heavy rains to avoid Coalition airstrikes on the previous night of
January 30th. These bodies were searched thoroughly for
ammunition, identification, and any other helpful intelligence, by
Kurdish forces. The commanding Peshmerga officer claimed that
they found many European IDs among the dead Islamic State
militants. Some of the Bodies were decapitated (right) and Kurdish
commanders later publicly announced their outrage at Kurdish
fighters that had tied the heads to the back of trucks and drove
them throughout the city of Kirkuk. The Bodies of roughly 40
Islamic State militants mostly unknown were later bulldozed where
they fell into unmarked graves.

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