Friday, December 19, 2014

This makes me smile

Victory for thousands of Yazidis trapped on Iraqi mountains since August after Kurdish forces claim they have ended ISIS's siege of Mount Sinjar.

Kurdish forces are celebrating their greatest victory over ISIS after claiming they have broken the five-month siege of Mount Sinjar - liberating thousands of trapped Yazidis.

Around 8,000 fighters launched a two-pronged attack which they said had succeeded in opening a wide corridor to allow members of the Yazidi minority to escape.
In the initial phase of the assault they recaptured eight villages - killing 80 ISIS militants in the process - and Peshmerga commanders say the evacuation of those trapped on the mountain will begin today.

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The Kurds are the real deal. Peshmerga translates to "those who face death"...

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