Kurdish forces squeeze Islamic State supply line in northern Iraq

January 21, 2015 6:54 PM

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Kurdish forces squeeze Islamic State supply line in northern Iraq

NEAR MOSUL DAM, Iraq: Kurdish forces in northern Iraq said on Wednesday they had cleared Islamic State insurgents from nearly 500 square kilometres of territory and broken a key IS supply line between the city of Mosul and strongholds to the west near Syria.

An al Qaeda splinter group, Islamic State took Mosul, the biggest northern city, and wide swathes of northern and western Iraq in June, humbling weak government forces. But regional Kurdish peshmerga forces have since regained considerable ground with the help of U.S.-led air strikes on Islamic Stat...

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