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