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ISIS defeated by Kurds in Sinjar, forced to retreat to Syria

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posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:10 AM
The Kurdish Peshmerga has conducted operations which have seen the siege of Mount Sinjar broken, and the recapturing of Sinjar itself. For those who are unfamiliar with the town, it was taken by ISIS in August, which forced many Yezidi minorities to flee to a nearby mountain. Those who refused to flee were victims of severe human rights abuses.

While Syrian Kurdish forces were successful in securing the evacuation of many people on the mountain some months ago, this recent operation by the Iraqi Kurds has led to the recapturing of the territories associated with Sinjar, and the subsequent freedom of innocent people. ISIS has been forced to flee into Syria as a result.

Kurdish forces liberated Shingal, a predominately Yezidi town besieged since August by Islamic State (ISIS) militants.

Peshmerga forces have forced ISIS militants to withdraw from the town after their heavy losses and defeat, PDK official Saeed Shingali revealed to Rudaw.

“ISIS militants are fleeing the city defeated” Zaid Ali, a Peshmerga commander on the front-lines said.

He also said, “ISIS militants are suffering heavy losses in Bahaj town, nearby Shingal”.“The ISIS and its militants are fleeing to Syria rapidly” Rudaw’s reporter in Shingal said.

“This is the biggest victory against ISIS since the beginning of the War. We have managed to open a corridor so the people stuck on the mountain can reach safety”, Head of Kurdistan’s national security council Masrur Barzani said.
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posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:16 AM
happy for the besieged locals..

but this retreat may be the imputus for an outside power (say Turkey) coming out publically in support (military/political/social/eschatological) of the Caliphate and the IS (the military arm of the Caliphate)

is the formal approval of a Caliphate just days away ?

I say degrading the IS militant arm of the present Caliphate will be welcome... but lets be wary of a Turk dominated Caliphate which replaces the current ISIS dominated Caliphate led by al Baghdadi (Ebrahim, the Caliph)
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posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:18 AM
Glad to hear some good news on that front .Seems that they were having trouble with ammunition and supplies to have been able to counter them earlier . One can only hope that isis suffers from the defeat and they decide to go home where ever that may be . a reply to: daaskapital

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:21 AM
The Kurds have been the only real effective force in this whole mess imho.
Hopes they someday have a land of their own to call home once and for all.

Go Kurds

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:27 AM
Thanks for the is hard to some by concerning the details of the war......
Again the Kurds have shown their determination and tenacity in the face of adversity......
Truly I have come to admire these people....
It would seem they have been carrying the fight to ISIS and taking on much of the fighting in the ground war......
This is good news for those who oppose the principals and methods of ISIS.

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:31 AM
That is not likely to happen ,much like the Algonquin people in Canada getting their own land . Heck the Algonquin probably have less status then the Kurds do .But we can hope . a reply to: SLAYER69

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 08:55 AM
GREAT. This is such good news to the locals of this war torn area. The Kurds needed a big victory. This will make ISIS think twice about going around killing and destroying local areas in Iraq. Im sure the Kurds had many american weapons, that helped ensure a victory. As long as the US, doesnt destroy its relationship with the Kurds, resulting in another Al Quadea type militant group. Its time the US keep its word, no stabbing in the back

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 09:29 AM
Just what exactly is the US word? it must keep?
Do you think they bribe the Kurds with independence to fight ISIS?
Im not sure about that.....
More like the Kurds themselves see the war as another step on their journey back to same......

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 10:25 AM

seen the siege of Mount Sinjar broken, and the recapturing of Sinjar itself.

Should have just said, 'another part of Syria captured'.

These places aren't in Syria? Or "Kurdistan", "Greater Arabia", whisiswhatsis we call it/them this week?

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 10:27 AM

originally posted by: SLAYER69
The Kurds have been the only real effective force in this whole mess imho.
Hopes they someday have a land of their own to call home once and for all.
Go Kurds

As if America will respect their "borders" when they are done kicking proxy ass for US.

posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 10:33 AM
So the Kurds had their homeland stolen by the west and now they are being promised they'll get it back? Is that a US Treaty on paper or just word of mouth?

Arbeit Macht Frei.

Eating their Kurds away…
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posted on Dec, 20 2014 @ 11:00 AM
Iraqi Kurds Get Their Groove Back, End Siege of Mount Sinjar

Here is an article with some info

“It was a very big operation and thankfully it was concluded very successfully,” Masrur Barzani, the son of the Iraqi Kurdish leader, told reporters. With considerable bravado he added: “This operation will of course continue to clear all the areas that are still under the control of ISIS but the details of that, or the timing of that, I am not at liberty to discuss at the moment.” Zaim Ali, a Peshmerga commander, said: “We have established a military plan to clear ISIS from all of areas.” And he crowed, “ISIS is attacking us only with car bombs.”

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