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URGENT: Kurdish forces take control of Sinjar: Reports

13 November 2015 10:22


Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces are said to have gained full control over the Iraqi town of Sinjar, only a day after launching a major offensive to liberate it from Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

On Friday, Kurdish Peshmerga forces entered Sinjar, situated over 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad, from all directions.

Intense exchanges of gunfire are reported inside the town. The Peshmerga forces are engaged in battles to drive the remaining Daesh forces out of Sinjar, according to early reports.

“ISIL defeated and on the run,” the Kurdistan regional security council said in a tweet, using an acronym for Daesh.

Meanwhile, Iraqi security forces together with fighters from Popular Mobilization units have entered Ramadi, the provincial capital of Iraqi al-Anbar Province and another Daesh-held town, in a separate drive to defeat and flush out the terrorists.

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