Kurdish forces cut key road in north Iraq drive

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters keep watch during the battle with ISIS militants on the outskirts of Mosul January 21, 2015. (Reuters)

Kurdish forces launched an offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) jihadist group on Wednesday, cutting a road linking two of the main areas it holds in north Iraq, officials said.

The Kurdistan Regional Security Council said peshmerga forces began a “large-scale offensive” around 7:00 am (0400 GMT).

The drive succeeded in cutting the road between ISIS’ stronghold Mosul, the first city the jihadists took in a June offensive, and Tal Afar, a large town to its west that the group has held for months, senior Kurdish security officials said.
 
 
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Source News: Alarabiya