Middle East Iraqi Kurds seize Mt. Sinjar from Islamic State in major victory

Iraqi Kurdish fighters have broken the Islamic State's siege on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq with the help of US-led airstrikes, freeing hundreds from the Yazidi minority who were trapped there for months.

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Iraqi Kurdish fighters have broken the Islamic State's siege on Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq with the help of US-led airstrikes, freeing hundreds of people from the country’s Yazidi minority who were trapped there for months, a senior Kurdish official said Thursday.