Iraqi Kurds prepare Sinjar mountain offensive

November 23, 2014 3:51 PM

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Iraqi Kurds prepare Sinjar mountain offensive

ARBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish forces in northern Iraq are drawing up plans to break Islamic State's siege of Sinjar mountain, where hundreds of minority Yazidis remain stranded months after fleeing their homes.

Seeking to regain territory and repair pride in his military forces, Masoud Barzani, president of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdish region, is overseeing efforts to retake the mountain, senior party members said.

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