US backed Iraqi Kurds launch offensive strike to retake Sinjar
Nov 12, Washington: US coalition backed Kurdish Iraqi fighters have launched a major offensive strike to retake Sinjar in northern Iraq from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant fighters. They are close in three fronts in bid to cut off ISIL supply lines.
In a statement by Kurdish Regional Security Council released on Thursday said that around 7,500 Peshmerga fighters were closing in on the mountain town from three fronts in an effort to cut off ISIL supply lines.
Sinjar Mountain was overrun by ISIL in August last year in an onslaught that caused the flight of tens of thousands of Kurdish-speaking Yazidis and first prompted the US to launch air strikes against ISIL.
The Oslo Times