Iraq: Kurdish fighters regain control of Isis-held Sinjar town
November 14 , 2015
Kurdish fighters have retaken Sinjar town in Iraq from Islamic State (Isis). The militant group had seized the strategically important town last year.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani announced the “liberation of Sinjar".
More than 7,000 Kurdish fighters from Iraq together with Yazidi militiamen and Kurdish PKK rebels from Turkey took part in the offensive to regain control of the town.
The Islamic State had massacred and enslaved thousands of Yazidis after capturing the town.