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Kurdish Forces Press Sinjar Offensive Against IS Extremists

Thousands of Kurdish peshmerga fighters advanced on Islamic State extremists Saturday in the Sinjar Mountains of northwestern Iraq, two days after breaking a months-long siege that trapped thousands of persecuted Yazidi minorities. Kurdish leaders and journalists said peshmerga forces — backed by U.S.-led airstrikes — swept across the northern side of Mount Sinjar and were pushing southward toward the town of Sinjar and the besieged city of Tal Afar to the east.   By late in the...

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