SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 20 January 2022, Thursday |

Civilians among 10 dead in north Iraq attack blamed on Daesh: officials

An attack blamed on the Daesh jihadist group, led the death of at least three civilians and seven Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters in northern Iraq, the forces said Friday.
The jihadists attacked the village of Khidir Jija, south of Irbil, killing three civilians, a statement said. The peshmerga, Kurdistan’s armed forces, launched an operation in response, and seven fighters died when “an explosive device planted by Daesh elements” blew up.