is located on the banks of the Zab river.
A force made up of U.S-trained Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service units, Federal Police and Iranian-backed fighters known Al-Hashd al-Shaabi began their advance on Altun Kupri early Friday, said an Iraqi military spokesman.
The fighting at Altun Kupri marked only the second instance of significant violent resistance by the Kurds in Kirkuk province.
A force made up of US-trained Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service units, Iranian-backed Popular Mobilisation and Federal Police began their advance on Altun Kupri at 7:30 am (0430 GMT), said an Iraqi military spokesman.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces withdrew from the town of Altun Kupri, located on the Zab river, after battling the advancing Iraqi troops with machine guns, mortars and rocket propelled grenades, security sources said.
My experience in Altun Kupri
is similar to missions that NCOs and junior officers face on a daily basis in every city in Iraq as our Army conducts full-spectrum operations.
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