The Kurdish Peshmerga forces have claimed to have reached Mount Sinjar and broken the siege of the Islamic State on the mountain, where thousands of Yazidis have been trapped for months.
Aided by US airstrikes that have reportedly killed hundreds of the ISIS militants, the Peshmerga fighters reached the mountain, according to Kurdish officials.
"Peshmerga forces have reached Mount Sinjar, the siege on the mountain has been lifted," Masrour Barzani, head of the Iraqi Kurdish region's national security council, told the media on Thursday, Al Jazeera reported.
"All those Yazidis that were trapped on the mountain are now free," he said.
About 8,000 Kurdish forces reportedly began their offensive to free the Yazidis from Mount Sinjar on Wednesday. They have reportedly been able to open a passage for the Yazidis.
"It was a very big operation and thankfully it was concluded very successfully," the Kurdish official said.
The Islamic State has persecuted several members of the Yazidi minority community, taking many women and children as sex slaves and killing scores.
US military conducted more than 50 airstrikes in the recent days, which has helped regain more than 100 square kilometres of area near Sinjar.