Two Iraqi commanders die clearing ISIS mines in Shengal

Explosion of a mine killed two Iraqi commanders and heavily wounded a watchman.

Shengal Resistance Units (YBŞ) fighters and Iraqi army soldiers started efforts to clear the war debris and mines left behind by ISIS gangs in Shengal town in southern Kurdistan, northern Iraq.

According to YBŞ Commander Zerdeşt Şengali, a mine planted by ISIS has exploded during the clearing efforts in the town of Girzerik. Two commanders from the 20th Battalion Command of the Iraqi army lost their lives and a watchman named Xalid Semir got seriously wounded as a result.

Bodies of the two commanders, Selam Casim and Behadin Hadi, have been sent to the Forensic Medicine Institute in Mosul.

The YBŞ and Iraqi army forces involved in the debris and mine clearance efforts around the villages of Girzêrik, Tilezêr and Sîba Şêx Xidir have removed a large number of mines, mortars and other remains so far.