A video has emerged from Sinjar showing Kurdish Peshmerga forces inside the Yazidi town in Iraq after it was captured from the Islamic State (Isis) militants on Friday.
Reports have emerged that the Kurdish Peshmerga forces had captured several stragetic locations in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. According to Reuters, the victory in Sinjar will provide the anti-Isis forces with the necessary push to defeat the Sunni radical group, which took over the Yazidi town in August 2014.
"[Isis] defeated and on the run," the Kurdistan regional security council said in a tweet, using an acronym for Islamic State. [Read: US-backed Sinjar offensive hints at success of Obama's Isis strategy]
A video taken by the Peshmerga forces from Sinjar shows the Kurdish soldiers hoisting their flags on top of key public buildings in the town such as the hospital, the grainery and the cement factory.
Since taking over the Yazidi town in August 2014, Isis has directly been responsible for killing thousands of Yazidi men and woman. Isis, a Sunni radical group, considers the Yazidi as devil worshippers who should be wiped out from the face of the earth.
The Isis had sent thousands of Yazidi women and girls into sexual slavery. Many of them were paraded naked in Isis sex slave markets in Raqqa and Mosul with a price tag around them.
— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) November 13, 2015