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Iraqi Kurdish forces in anti-IS commando raid: officials

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters pose on September 11, 2015Iraqi Kurdish forces carried out a commando operation near Hawijah in which several senior members of the Islamic State group were captured or killed, local and security sources said Saturday. The operation involved helicopters and bore similarities with a joint raid elite Kurdish troops conducted in October with US special forces also near Hawijah, the sources said. Local Iraqi security officials said the raid took place overnight in the town of Riyadh, south east of IS-held Hawijah and south-west of Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk.

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