Sinjar battle: Kurds in offensive to retake Iraq town from IS

November 12, 2015 7:01 AM

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Sinjar battle: Kurds in offensive to retake Iraq town from IS

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have launched an offensive to retake Sinjar, a strategic town near the Syrian border, from Islamic State militants.

Recapturing Sinjar would effectively cut off the supply line between the IS strongholds of Raqqa and Mosul.

Also read: Iraq: After losing Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of Sinjar

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