Kurdistan Commando Forces Commander died in Germany – statement

SULAIMANI (ESTA) — Commander of the Kurdistan Commando Forces Akam Omar died on Monday, said a statement from the command of the forces.

The forces in a statement announced that Commander Omar died after suffering from severe injuries for nearly two months in a hospital in Germany.

“Commander Omar has succumbed to his injuries, offering his sacred body to the land and the country,” said the statement.

Back then, in late October, Commander Omar has been severely injured in the midst of conducting an anti-ISIS operation after a bomb blew up his military convoy in Sulaimani’s Garmian administration.

“Commander Omar fulfilled his promise for Kurdistan and has been martyred,” the statement added.

Kurdistan Commando Forces is a special force affiliated with the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), it played a major role during the Islamic State war in Iraq since 2014, and received training from the U.S.-led collation forces, particularly France and Germany.

They are well-equipped and trained forces, in comparison to other forces, they have more own advanced weapons and military armored vehicles including tanks as well as non-combat helicopters.




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