Iraqi Kurdish Leader Visits Sinjar After IS Pushed Out

December 21, 2014 1:43 PM

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Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani visited Mount Sinjar after Kurdish peshmerga fighters broke a siege of the area by Islamic State fighters.

Barzani, president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, said peshmerga fighters have taken control of all roads leading to the mountain and have liberated the area, where thousands of persecuted Yazidis were trapped.

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