Jihadists seize Iraq village, press assault on besieged Yazidis

October 23, 2014 9:13 PM

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Jihadists seize Iraq village, press assault on besieged Yazidis

BAGHDAD: ISIS wrested a Sunni village in western Iraq Thursday from tribal defenders who had put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north.

The attacks showed ISIS’ continued operating resilience, despite airstrikes by U.S.-led coalition forces aimed at defeating the jihadist group.

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