Liberation of Entire Sinjar More Important than Hawija: Peshmerga Official


 

Liberation of Entire Sinjar More Important than Hawija: Peshmerga Official

 

ERBIL — All the Kurdish territories have been liberated from the Islamic State (IS) except a few areas in southern Sinjar district, said a senior Peshmerga official.

Deputy of Peshmerga Forces’ Chief of Staff, Salar Mohamed Jabari, told BasNews that the eastern half of Mosul has been completely liberated from the IS militants and only 25 percent of the western part of the city remains in the hands of the extremist group.

He stated the Peshmerga forces are still holding the front lines in some areas particularly in southern Kirkuk province, namely Hawija district as well as some areas in southern Sinjar town.

“We prefer to liberate the entire Sinjar before Hawija,” said the official, explaining that the liberation of entire Sinjar district will completely split the Iraq-Syria border route used by the IS militants, therefore, it is of greater significance to fully control Sinjar before Hawija.

 

 http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/347839

 

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