Kurdish Iraqi fighters gear up to enter town of Sinjar from Islamic State militants

November 13, 2015 6:45 AM

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SINJAR, Iraq – Officials with the Iraqi Kurdish militia say they are preparing to push their large-scale military operation into the center of Sinjar, the strategic mountain town in northern Iraq currently in the hands of the Islamic State group.

Nouri Said, the commander of a Yezidi unit of the Kurds' peshmerga forces, says the forces will "remove the barriers along the front line" and move into the town.

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