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Kurds claim 'biggest victory yet' against IS militants

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq have claimed their biggest victory yet against Islamic State (IS) militants.

A combination of 50 US airstrikes and 8,000 Kurdish forces succeeded in driving the extremists from Mount Sinjar, a key stronghold in Iraq.

Thousands of members of the Yazidi community and other displaced Iraqis have been trapped on the mountain since August.

James Robbins reports.

  • 19 Dec 2014
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