World Bulletin/News Desk
ISIL militants have so far killed dozens Kurdish peshmerga fighters and captured 170 of them, a Twitter site that supports the group said on Monday.
The group has also seized weapons from the Kurds, it said. No details on location were available.
Kurdish commanders and officials and state television said the Kurds have won back some territory, including the Mosul Dam, from the Sunni militants who have routed Kurdish forces in recent weeks.
The United States on Monday targeted two militants in Iraq and Syria, including the ISIL spokesman, following similar actions by the U.N. Security Council last week.
The move aims to weaken the ISIL and Nusra Front.
The State Department said it was adding the two men, ISIL spokesman Abu Muhammad al-Adnani and Nusra Front member Said Arif, to its list of 'Specially Designated Global Terrorists." The label imposes a travel ban on them, and freezes any assets they may hold in the United States.
A parallel move from the U.S. Treasury Department also prohibits U.S. firms and people from dealing with the men.Last Mod: 18 Ağustos 2014, 17:52