Kurdish Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Retake Sinjar From Islamic State

//Kurdish Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Retake Sinjar From Islamic State

Kurdish Iraqi Forces Launch Operation to Retake Sinjar From Islamic State

By | 2014-12-17T13:48:10+00:00 December 17th, 2014|More Top Stories|0 Comments

BAGHDAD—Kurdish Iraqi forces say they have launched an operation to retake the militant-held town of Sinjar in northern Iraq, which first fell to Islamic State in August.

A statement from the Kurdish Regional Security Council says Peshmerga forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, moved into the town Wednesday. It didn’t provide additional information.

Tens of thousands of Sinjar residents, mainly those from the…