ISIS beaten badly: Kurdish Peshmerga defeat Daesh in Shingal (Sinjar)
After merely two day military campaign involving some 7000 Peshmerga fighters, ISIS terrorists left the Shingal town after sustaining heavy casualties.
Latest reports suggest that Peshmerga forces are inside Shingal (Sinjar) and have captured not just the municipality building, but the entire town without much of an opposition.
An Alfazeera reporter said that the terrorists left the mountainous town on 11th November itself in the face of Peshmerga assault and constant American bombing on their targets in the entire town and its suburbs. â€œSinjar silo, cement factory, hospital and several public buildings now secured by brave Peshmerga. ISIL defeated and on the run,â€ the KRSC tweeted early Friday, listing key places in the city under Kurdish control.
In another tweet it said, â€œPeshmerga forces now inside Sinjar from all directions to clear the area of remaining #ISIL terroristsâ€. The KRSC said that Kurdish President Masoud Barzani would â€œannounce the successâ€ of the Shingal operation at a press conference later Friday. Kurdish forces reached Shingal in the early hours of their offensive against ISIS on Thursday. By controlling a major highway, they have disabled the group from reinforcing its positions in the area, according to the KRSC.
In the meantime the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said that by 5:00 pm Thursday the Peshmerga were in control of a significant part of a road leading to the ISIS stronghold of Baâ€™aj from where the group had deployed most of its suicide missions against the Kurdish forces. The KRG said that some 7,500 Peshmerga were involved in the three-pronged attack on ISIS in Shingal.
On the other hand the Pentagon said Thursday that Peshmerga forces are leading the fight in Shingal, with US and coalition advisors behind the frontlines assisting in choosing targets to be hit from the air. â€œThe Kurdish forces on the ground are leading this fight,â€ Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters in Washington.