Peshmerga 'repel major IS attack in northern Iraq'

February 18, 2015 4:32 PM

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Peshmerga 'repel major IS attack in northern Iraq'

Peshmerga fighters have repelled a major attack by Islamic State south-west of Irbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, officials say.

A source told the BBC that more than 200 militants launched assaults on Peshmerga positions in three villages near Makhmur and Gwer late on Tuesday.

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