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Iraqi army retakes control of Sinjar

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Erbil, Oct 17, IRNA -- Iraqi army managed to take control of the town of Sinjar in eastern Mosul from the Kurdish forces of Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party without any clash with the Kurdish forces early Tuesday.

The forces of Iraqi Kurdistan Democratic Party that were established in Sinjar withdrew from the town without any resistance, and therefore, another part of the disputed areas in Iraq returned under the authority of the country's federal government.

Iraqi armed forces began their operation to retake the disputed territories as defined in the Article 140 of Iraq Constitution, including Kirkuk and its oil wells. The forces attained significant achievements within a short time.

The measure is taken following the referendum by Iraqi Kurdistan region held on September 25, which was opposed by the Iraqi federal government and many other regional and international players.

Sinjar is a town in the northern Iraqi Province, Nineveh.

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