October 24 2015
Iraq’s Kurdish fighters have attacked a prison run by the Daesh in the northern province of Kirkuk, freeing as many as 70 prisoners.
The facility is located about seven kilometers (four miles) north of the town of Hawija, which is to the west of the provincial capital, Kirkuk.
The KRSC had “information that the prisoners were going to be executed on the same day the operation took place,” the statement said, adding, “According to the rescued prisoners, they had been told it was the last day of their life.”
Clashes also erupted between the Kurdish fighters and Daesh, with reports of casualties on both sides.
The statement added that none of the freed prisoners were Kurds, but over 20 of them were former members of the Iraqi security forces who were about to be executed by the militants.