President Barzani who personally commands Sinjar liberation is now among Peshmarge in the frontline. Photo Hemin Hawrami
12 Nov 2015 aljazeera.com
Peshmerga fighters, backed by US-led coalition jets, close in on three fronts in bid to cut off ISIL supply lines.
Kurdish Iraqi fighters, backed by US-led coalition warplanes, 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 closing in on the mountain town from three fronts in an effort to cut off ISIL supply lines. Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from the city of Erbil, said US-led coalition warplanes bombed ISIL positions in the region on Wednesday evening, ahead of what Kurdish officials called "Operation Free Sinjar".