A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter guards a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi village of Bashir, on June 21, 2014
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter guards a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi village of Bashir, on June 21, 2014 © Rick Findler - AFP/File
A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter guards a checkpoint in the northern Iraqi village of Bashir, on June 21, 2014
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Last updated: August 3, 2014

Jihadists kill 14 Iraq Kurds in battle over dam and oil facility

Kurdish troops fought off a jihadist attack on an oil facility and a dam near the Iraqi city of Mosul but lost 14 of their number in intense combat, Kurdish sources said Saturday.

The Islamic State, which controls the northern city, "attacked a peshmerga post in Zumar (Friday) and a fierce battle erupted," an official in the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan told AFP.

He said 14 peshmerga fighters were killed, a toll confirmed by a senior officer in the Kurdish force.

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