ISIS fight: Kurdish forces launch offensive to retake Sinjar

December 17, 2014 5:17 PM

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ISIS fight: Kurdish forces launch offensive to retake Sinjar

Kurdish Iraqi forces launched a major operation Wednesday to retake the militant-held town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, part of a push to secure the road that leads directly to the Syrian border.

Peshmerga forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, moved into the town, which has been under the control of the Islamic State group since August, a statement from the Kurdish Regional Security Council said. Peshmerga fighters were able to retake at least eight small villages around Sinjar, d...

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