AUSTRALIAN VOLUNTEER REPORTEDLY KILLED IN IRAQ WHILE HELPING KURDISH FORCES CLEAR LANDMINES NEAR CITY OF KIRKUK

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The Daily Mail newspaper stated that an Australian volunteer has reportedly been killed while working with Kurdish forces in Iraq to clear landmines.

The death of a Westerner had been ‘confirmed’ on Tuesday evening, with reports saying the person was part of the ‘demining effort’ in Daquq, south of Kirkuk.

The newspaper added that Australian demining volunteer killed in Daquq, Kurdistan, south of Kirkuk, while inspecting mined areas,It is thought the person was volunteering for Kurdish forces operating in the area, possible YPG or Peshmerga.If the person was volunteering with YPG, they would be the third Australian to die while with the group.

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