In Pictures: Prde town after clashes between peshmerga and Iraqi forces

October 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm

Prde town three days after Iraqi forces retook the town from Kurdish forces (photograph: Kirkuknow, 23 October 2017)

Iraqi forces took over Prde town also known as Altun Kupri, 11 days ago but normalcy has not returned to the town. Prde stands at the frontline between Iraqi forces and Kurdish peshmerga.

Prde town, the frontline between peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Prde is 52km south of Erbil and was retaken by the Iraqi forces on 20th of October after a fierce battle which lasted for over 12 hours.

Prde town, the frontline between peshmerga and Iraqi forces

The fighting has closed the road n important artery between Kirkuk and Erbil.

Prde town, the frontline between peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Iraqi forces moved into the area after they were ordered by the Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi to retake the disputed territories from the Kurdish forces.

Prde town, the frontline between peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Both Iraqi and Kurdish forces suffered casualties on 20th of October.

Prde town, the frontline between peshmerga and Iraqi forces

Prde town, the frontline between peshmerga and Iraqi forces

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