The Kurds Retake Sinjar, Cut Off ISIS Supply Line
Kurdish peshmerga forces have recaptured the Iraqi city of Sinjar from ISIS. The city sits on a strategic supply line connecting Mosul and Raqqa.By Jake Godin | November 12, 2015
Kurdish peshmerga forces, backed by smaller militias, are trying to recapture the ISIS-held city of Sinjar in northwestern Iraq.
The offensive is receiving support from the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition. Dozens of airstrikes have targeted ISIS positions in and around the city leading up to Thursday's offensive and are continuing.
The goal is to not only liberate Sinjar, but also to cut off a key ISIS supply route stretching from Raqqa, in Syria, to Mosul, in Iraq.