first published on January 16, 2017 by Will
Peshmerga fighters have an extremely close call with ISIS suicide bombers on the outskirts of Mosul. Islamic State militants, armed with rifles and rigged with explosive vests, hide themselves in a group of civilians fleeing the fighting in Mosul. As the infiltrators approach the checkpoint, they attack with their small arms and charge at the Peshmerga.
The Kurdish troops are quick to react and fire back, keeping them pinned down behind the berm. They kill one of the ISIS attackers after an extremely close quarters gun battle, and the other blows himself up.