The ISIL Takfiri militants have taken control of two districts in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh as the Iraqi army has been battling the terrorists for nearly six months now.
Iraqi military sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the ISIL members seized two districts in the town of Sinjar, situated over 400 kilometers (250 miles) northwest of the capital, Baghdad, on Monday.
They added that the Takfiri terrorists have besieged civilian houses in these districts.
This is while Kurdish Peshmerga forces defending Sinjar are trying to stop the militants’ advancement.
Meanwhile, Izadi military officials have called on the Iraqi government to provide them with ammunition and secure the aerial space over Mount Sinjar.
Also on Monday, an unnamed Iraqi security source said the ISIL militants are laying siege to about 700 Izadi families on Mount Sinjar.
The source added that the militants are deploying more forces to the area, and are about one kilometer (0.6 mile) away from Sinjar.
Tens of thousands of Izadi refugees took up residence at makeshift sites and villages across the Kurdish region of northern Iraq after fleeing into Mount Sinjar in August.
The United Nations confirms that more than 5,000 Izadi Kurds were gunned down in a series of massacres by the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. Some 4,800 women and children are thought to be held captive, and that the number is expected to rise to above 7,000.
The ISIL terrorists currently control large swathes of territory across Syria and Iraq. They have committed terrible atrocities in both countries, including mass executions and beheading of local residents as well as foreign nationals.