Kurdish forces backed by coalition air strikes have repulsed the most serious attack by Islamic State group in
IS militants organized a co-ordinated attack on several locations near the northern city of
According to US officials about 180 IS fighters were killed in the strikes that went on until Thursday morning.
IS militants started to attack Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga positions late on Wednesday afternoon, using machine guns, car bombs, rockets and armoured bulldozers, BBC reports referring to Kurdish and US officials announcements.
"This was the hardest punch IS had thrown since this summer, and the Peshmerga defeated them,"