Kurdish peshmerga forces secured several strategic facilities in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Friday as part of an offensive against Islamic State militants that could provide critical momentum in efforts to defeat the jihadist group.
Kurdish forces say militant group "defeated and on the run" in Sinjar
"ISIL defeated and on the run," the Kurdistan regional security council said in a tweet, using an acronym for Islamic State.
It said the peshmerga had secured Sinjar silo, cement factory, hospital and several other public buildings.
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