Militants Capture Two Kurdish Towns

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Islamist Extremist continue their rapid advance through Iraq and Syria, leaving death in their wake.

Militants Capture Two Kurdish Towns

Militants with the Islamic State extremist group on Sunday seized two small towns in Northern Iraq after driving out Kurdish security forces, further expanding the territories under their control, officials and residents said.

The fresh gains by the Sunni Extremist militants have forced thousands of residents to flee from the religiously mixed towns of Zumar and Sinjar, toward the Northern self ruled Kurdish region, the United Nations said. Some of them were trapped in an open rugged area, it added.

Mosul Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi, who fled to the largely autonomous Kurdish region when the Islamic State group and allied Sunni militants seized Iraq's second largest city of Mosul in June, that the two towns fell after fierce clashes that erupted the day before.


Iraq, Islamic State, Mosul, Syria, Terrorist

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