Iraqi army says border area with Syria taken from ISIS
The fighters took control of the Um al-Diban and Um Jurais districts near the Syrian border
Iraqi Yazidi and tribal fighters have taken a border area in the Sinjar region next to Syria from Islamic State, cutting a key supply line for the militants, Iraq’s military said on Friday.
The fighters took control of the Um al-Diban and Um Jurais districts near the Syrian border, according to a military statement read on state TV.
A mixed force of Iraqi Kurdish pershmergas and Yazidis in November recaptured the Yazidi town of Sinjar where Islamic State committed atrocities against religious minorities.
Last month a Syrian Kurdish-led force captured the strategic town of Shadadi, on the Syrian side of the border with Sinjar.
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