Kurdish forces move on Sinjar

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Kurdish Peshmerga pose on a tank in front of a sign belonging to the group calling themselves the Islamic State (IS) during military operations south of Kirkuk, northern Iraq,

Kurdish forces move on Sinjar


Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have launched an offensive on the critical town of Sinjar, which is near the border of Syria. If they are successful then a strong wedge will be driven between IS forces as the cities of Raqqa and Mosul would see their supply lines disrupted and IS would see its network greatly compromised.

The attack is led by 6,000 Kurdish Peshmerga along with the support of 1,500 Yazidi militia and U.S air support.

Significance of Sinjar 

Sinjar as a city has significa...


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