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In battle for Sinjar, Iraqi Kurds block key IS supply line


MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (AFP) — Iraqi Kurdish forces backed by US-led air strikes blocked a key Islamic State group supply line with Syria Thursday as they fought to retake the town of Sinjar from the jihadists.

A permanent cut in the supply line would hamper IS’s ability to move fighters and supplies between northern Iraq and Syria, countries where the jihadists hold significant territory and have declared a “caliphate.” (READ MORE)