Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region said Dec. 10 that 727 of its fighters have been killed in the conflict against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since the jihadists launched their offensive in June.

A statement from the region’s military forces, known as the peshmerga, said 3,564 members of the Kurdish security forces had also been wounded over the past six months.

The dead and wounded included “officers, non-commissioned officers, members of the Asayish (intelligence agency), of the police and some peshmerga veterans,” the statement said. […]