Kurdish Forces Lift Monthslong ISIS Siege On Mount Sinjar
Kurdish forces announced Thursday they successfully lifted an ISIS siege on Mount Sinjar, freeing the trapped Yazidi religious minority.By Jake Godin | December 19, 2014
More than four months after it began, the ISIS siege of Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq has finally been broken.
Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, reportedly reached Mount Sinjar after beginning an offensive push Wednesday, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. (Video via YPG Media Center)
The next day, the head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council told reporters, "The operation was militarily and strategically a great success, a vast area has been liberated."