Five ISIS suicide bombers attacked the Kiwan military base operated by Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the US military in Iraq.
The ISIS-linked news agency Amaq claimed that the base was being used by US forces to oversee landing operations against important ISIS sites or commanders in Syria and Iraq. Amaq said that the base includes 2,000 US soldiers who arrived two months ago.
Amaq claimed that ISIS members managed to destroy two Humvee vehicles during the attack after infiltrating the base. One of the attackers blew himself up at the entrance to the base. Two suicide bombers blew up themselves with some Peshmerga forces inside the base. Amaq argued that the clashes continued for two hours ending with the killing of all the attackers.
According to published photos, the attackers appeared to be mostly young men or even teenagers.
After major defeats in Iraq and Syria, ISIS started to use teenage militants to launch operations against the terrorist group’s enemies.
On Wednesday another group ISIS suicide bombers attacked several positions inside the Syrian city of Hasaka, controlled by US-backed Kurdish forces.