U.S.-KURDISH OFFENSIVE IN IRAQ. Kurdish ground forces, backed by U.S. warplanes, have launched a new offensive in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, which Islamic State militants seized last year, killing swaths of the local Yazidi population.
The Washington Post reports the Kurds have already captured a main road that the Islamic State uses as a supply route between Iraq and Syria. The task of dislodging the Islamic State from an area it has held over a year to fortify will prove to be an important test for the mettle of the forces launc...
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