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PM Barzani Vows the Return of Yezidis to Their Homes

“All public services will return to Shingal after we have liberated the city completely,” Barzani vowed.

The mass crimes against the Yezidis in Shingal last year by the Islamic State (ISIS) can only be described as “genocide,” Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani said. Speaking to a group of Yezidis on Mount Shingal on Monday, Barzani said his government would spare no effort to secure international recognition …

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President Barzani Hails Peshmarga Advance in Shingal

Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani speaks to journalists during a visit to Mount Sinjar in the autonomous Kurdistan region, in northwestern Iraq on December 21, 2014 (AFP Photo/Safin Hamed)

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani hailed advances by Peshmerga fighters against the Islamic State group Sunday as they battled the jihadists for a northern town with the backing of US-led strikes. Thousands of the autonomous Kurdish region’s peshmerga launched a major operation on Wednesday which broke the second IS siege …

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Peshmerga Inside Shingal, ISIS Militants Demoralized

The Peshmarga forces have liberated the city with only three injuries.

Kurdish Peshmerga forces entered the town of Shingal Saturday evening and advanced to the town center where they only faced slight resistance from Islamist militants, a Kurdish official said. “We entered Shingal from east of the town and cleared them from the militants,” said Fazil Mirani, a high-ranking Kurdistan Democratic …

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More Weapons to Arrive at Mount Sinjar

Some Peshmarga point to the locations of ISIS terrorists while on duty in Kirkuk.

An Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga commander has said that the forces currently on Mount Sinjar expect a resupply of weapons and ammunition soon. The commander of the Mount Sinjar forces told BasNews that liberating the Yazidi majority town of Sinjar is linked to retaking areas around the town. Commander Ashti Kocher …

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