Sinjar

Kurdish Peshmerga take control of Sinjar

Kurdish Peshmerga forces have entered the centre of Sinjar after pushing out Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters from the northern Iraqi town, sources told Al Jazeera. Sporadic bursts of gunfire could be heard inside Sinjar on Friday as Kurdish fighters filed down the hill overlooking the[…]

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Iraqi Kurds launch Sinjar offensive against ISIL

Kurdish Iraqi fighters, backed by US-led coaltion war planes, have launched a major offensive to retake the strategic town of Sinjar in northern Iraq from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. A statement from the Kurdish Regional Security Council on Thursday said about 7,500 Peshmerga fighters were[…]

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Iraqi town overflows with displaced

Tens of thousands of people fleeing rebels have sought refuge in the small northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, cramming into schools and mosques. But now, there is simply no room left. “No place remains for us to settle displaced people,” local official Myaser Haji Saleh says despondently. Huge numbers of[…]

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