Islamic State Ousted From Iraq's Sinjar in Key Kurdish Victory

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  • Militants had held town for about a year amid atrocity claims
  • Offensive began with support from U.S.-led airstrikes

Smoke from a US-led airstrike rises above Sinjar in Iraq, on Nov. 12, 2015.

Photographer: Alice Martins/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Kurdish Peshmerga forces drove Islamic State fighters from the center of the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar on Friday, a significant advance in a campaign to regain territory seized by the militant group.

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