Kurdish Iraqis regain control of Sinjar from Islamic State

Published: Friday 13th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Kurdish fighters are in control of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar after taking it from the Islamic State group, witnesses said.

Associated Press journalists saw the fighters raise a Kurdish flag and fire off celebratory gunfire in the centre of the town on Friday morning.

Kurdish militia fighters, known as peshmerga, launched a major offensive to retake the town and cut a key highway on Thursday.

US-led coalition air strikes supported the offensive, dubbed Operation Free Sinjar.

Published: Friday 13th November 2015 by The News Editor

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