More than 700 Kurdish fighters have been killed since the terrorist ISIL group launched its offensive in June 10, Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region said Wednesday.
A statement from the region’s military forces, known as the peshmerga, said 3,564 members of the Kurdish fighters had also been wounded over the past six months.
The dead and wounded included “officers, non-commissioned officers, members of the Asayish (intelligence agency), of the police and some peshmerga veterans,” the statement said.
The peshmerga ministry said the tally covers the six months going back to June 10, the day after ISIL terrorists who already held swathes of land in Syria launched a devastating offensive in Iraq.
The statement said 34 members of the Kurdish security forces are also still reported as missing.