Iraqi Kurds Say Siege Of Mount Sinjar Broken -- Al Jazeera
Peshmerga forces claim breakthrough against ISIL, reaching mountain where hundreds of Yazidis are trapped.
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar Mountains where hundreds of people have been trapped for months by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, a Kurdish official said.
"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 reporters from an operations centre near the border with Syria on Thursday.
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