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Kurdish fighters in Iraq make headway in battle against Islamic State
Kurdish fighters in Iraq make headway in battle against Islamic State

Kurdish forces backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have gained ground against Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, potentially clearing an escape route for persecuted minorities remaining on and near Mt. Sinjar. The offensive, begun this week, paired the aerial assault with thousands of Kurdish peshmerga fighters in what Kurdish officials called the largest attack so far in the fight against the militants, also known as ISIS. “ISIS elements are starting to flee and leave the area; their morale is very low,” Masrour Barzani, leader of the Kurdistan regional government’s security council, said in a statement late Thursday. He called it “the biggest military operation...

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